Winners of the 2018 youth writing contest have been contacted by phone or email. The winning entries are posted under Youth Winners 2018.


2020 NEOWA YOUTH OUTDOOR WRITING CONTEST RULES


New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) is pleased to announce the 2020 Youth Outdoor Writing Contest.


The rules for the 2020 contest are as follows:


1. The contest is open to anyone in grades 6-12. This includes students from schools, outdoor organizations/publications, youth members of rod & gun clubs, Scouts, and other youth organizations in New England. All entries must be submitted to the appropriate State Chairperson.


2. Submissions from entrants in grades 6-8 will be entered in the Junior Division; submissions from entrants in grades 9-12 will be entered in the Senior Division. Junior and Senior State Winners chosen by state judges will each receive a $125 cash prize from the NEOWA. The winners from each state will be judged by a New England panel of judges for a New England Regional award. New England Regional winners from the Junior and Senior levels will each receive an additional $150, bringing their total award to $275 each. Winning works will be published in the Northwoods Sporting Journal, The Maine Sportsman, and possibly state wildlife magazines.


3. Entries must be non-fiction and focus on outdoor-oriented stories, which add to the knowledge and enjoyment of nature and natural resources. Entry topics may include: fishing, boating, archery, shooting, hunting, trapping, field trials, sporting dogs, camping, woods craft, skin diving, scuba diving, hiking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife watching, natural history, conservation, ecology, and similar activities that relate to outdoor recreation, natural resources and nature.


4. Entries may not exceed 500 words. Entries must be edited by the young writer, without assistance from adults. School students and youth organization members may submit work that may have been part of an assignment within school or youth program curriculum. Adult teachers or leaders may NOT assist in editing of these submissions.

Young writers should include a title for their work, and submit their entry to the State Chair, either embedded in an email or as an attachment. Youth may submit only one entry each year.


5. Deadline for submitting contest entries is February 15, 2020. Entries must include name, grade, postal mailing address, phone, and e-mail. Entries that do not meet these or other contest rules may be disqualified.


6. NEOWA will notify the State and New England winners, and if applicable their schools/organizations. NEOWA reserves the right to publish any work submitted. However, students submitting work also retain the right to publish their entries.


7. Rules are subject to changes from year to year. For questions or to submit a contest entry, please contact your NEOWA state chairperson, or the New England Chairperson by e-mail for more information:


8. Additional Information: Organizations or schools are encouraged to conduct school or organization-wide, pre-contests in order to encourage students to enter the NEOWA state-wide contests. Each school/organization can acknowledge their own winners at an award assembly, meeting, or other recognition program, whether or not they are state winners. Also other youth organizations or entities such as rod & gun clubs, outdoor publications, scouting organizations, or publications can hold their own contests to promote the NEOWA writing contest among their members encouraging them to submit their writing to the NEOWA State 


Chairpersons to be judges at the state level.
State Chairs and Co-Chairs


Connecticut: Chair: Peter Picone, pjpicone@cox.net

Co-chair: Bob Sampson, bosamp@comcast.net


Maine: Chair: Will Lund, will.sportster@yahoo.com

Co-Chair: Stephen D. Carpenteri, scarpenteri@aol.com


Massachusetts: Chair: Marion Larson,

marion46@verizon.net  Co-Chair: Barnet Sherman, bs8082@gmail.com


New Hampshire: Chair: Jim Allard, jcallard@metrocast.net 

Co-Chair: Hal Lyon, Halclyon@yahoo.com


Rhode Island: David R. Pickering, imhooked2000@cox.net

Vermont: Dr. Hal Lyon, halclyon@yahoo.com


(Acting State Chair)

New England Chairman: Dr. Hal Lyon, halclyon@yahoo.com



2020 NEOWA YOUTH OUTDOOR WRITING CONTEST RULES

New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) is pleased to announce the 2020 Youth Outdoor Writing Contest.

The rules for the 2020 contest are as follows:

1. The contest is open to anyone in grades 6-12. This includes students from schools, outdoor organizations/publications, youth members of rod & gun clubs, Scouts, and other youth organizations in New England. All entries must be submitted to the appropriate State Chairperson.

2. Submissions from entrants in grades 6-8 will be entered in the Junior Division; submissions from entrants in grades 9-12 will be entered in the Senior Division. Junior and Senior State Winners chosen by state judges will each receive a $125 cash prize from the NEOWA. The winners from each state will be judged by a New England panel of judges for a New England Regional award. New England Regional winners from the Junior and Senior levels will each receive an additional $150, bringing their total award to $275 each. Winning works will be published in the Northwoods Sporting Journal, The Maine Sportsman, and possibly state wildlife magazines.

3. Entries must be non-fiction and focus on outdoor-oriented stories, which add to the knowledge and enjoyment of nature and natural resources. Entry topics may include: fishing, boating, archery, shooting, hunting, trapping, field trials, sporting dogs, camping, woods craft, skin diving, scuba diving, hiking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife watching, natural history, conservation, ecology, and similar activities that relate to outdoor recreation, natural resources and nature.

4. Entries may not exceed 500 words. Entries must be edited by the young writer, without assistance from adults. School students and youth organization members may submit work that may have been part of an assignment within school or youth program curriculum. Adult teachers or leaders may NOT assist in editing of these submissions.
Young writers should include a title for their work, and submit their entry to the State Chair, either embedded in an email or as an attachment. Youth may submit only one entry each year.

5. Deadline for submitting contest entries is February 15, 2020. Entries must include name, grade, postal mailing address, phone, and e-mail. Entries that do not meet these or other contest rules may be disqualified.

6. NEOWA will notify the State and New England winners, and if applicable their schools/organizations. NEOWA reserves the right to publish any work submitted. However, students submitting work also retain the right to publish their entries.

7. Rules are subject to changes from year to year. For questions or to submit a contest entry, please contact your NEOWA state chairperson, or the New England Chairperson by e-mail for more information:

8. Additional Information: Organizations or schools are encouraged to conduct school or organization-wide, pre-contests in order to encourage students to enter the NEOWA state-wide contests. Each school/organization can acknowledge their own winners at an award assembly, meeting, or other recognition program, whether or not they are state winners. Also other youth organizations or entities such as rod & gun clubs, outdoor publications, scouting organizations, or publications can hold their own contests to promote the NEOWA writing contest among their members encouraging them to submit their writing to the NEOWA State Chairpersons to be judged at the state level.
State Chairs and Co-Chairs

Connecticut: Chair: Peter Picone, pjpicone@cox.net
Co-chair: Bob Sampson, bosamp@comcast.net

Maine: Chair: Will Lund, will.sportster@yahoo.com
Co-Chair: Stephen D. Carpenteri, scarpenteri@aol.com

Massachusetts: Chair: Marion Larson, marion46@verizon.net 
Co-Chair: Barnet Sherman, bs8082@gmail.com 

New Hampshire: Chair: Jim Allard, jcallard@metrocast.net 
Co-Chair: Hal Lyon, Halclyon@yahoo.com

Rhode Island: David R. Pickering, imhooked2000@cox.net

Vermont: Dr. Hal Lyon, halclyon@yahoo.com
(Acting State Chair)

New England Chairman:  Dr. Hal Lyon, halclyon@yahoo.com
2020 NEOWA YOUTH OUTDOOR WRITING CONTEST RULES

New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) is pleased to announce the 2020 Youth Outdoor Writing Contest.

The rules for the 2020 contest are as follows:

1. The contest is open to anyone in grades 6-12. This includes students from schools, outdoor organizations/publications, youth members of rod & gun clubs, Scouts, and other youth organizations in New England. All entries must be submitted to the appropriate State Chairperson.

2. Submissions from entrants in grades 6-8 will be entered in the Junior Division; submissions from entrants in grades 9-12 will be entered in the Senior Division. Junior and Senior State Winners chosen by state judges will each receive a $125 cash prize from the NEOWA. The winners from each state will be judged by a New England panel of judges for a New England Regional award. New England Regional winners from the Junior and Senior levels will each receive an additional $150, bringing their total award to $275 each. Winning works will be published in the Northwoods Sporting Journal, The Maine Sportsman, and possibly state wildlife magazines.

3. Entries must be non-fiction and focus on outdoor-oriented stories, which add to the knowledge and enjoyment of nature and natural resources. Entry topics may include: fishing, boating, archery, shooting, hunting, trapping, field trials, sporting dogs, camping, woods craft, skin diving, scuba diving, hiking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife watching, natural history, conservation, ecology, and similar activities that relate to outdoor recreation, natural resources and nature.

4. Entries may not exceed 500 words. Entries must be edited by the young writer, without assistance from adults. School students and youth organization members may submit work that may have been part of an assignment within school or youth program curriculum. Adult teachers or leaders may NOT assist in editing of these submissions.
Young writers should include a title for their work, and submit their entry to the State Chair, either embedded in an email or as an attachment. Youth may submit only one entry each year.

5. Deadline for submitting contest entries is February 15, 2020. Entries must include name, grade, postal mailing address, phone, and e-mail. Entries that do not meet these or other contest rules may be disqualified.

6. NEOWA will notify the State and New England winners, and if applicable their schools/organizations. NEOWA reserves the right to publish any work submitted. However, students submitting work also retain the right to publish their entries.

7. Rules are subject to changes from year to year. For questions or to submit a contest entry, please contact your NEOWA state chairperson, or the New England Chairperson by e-mail for more information:

8. Additional Information: Organizations or schools are encouraged to conduct school or organization-wide, pre-contests in order to encourage students to enter the NEOWA state-wide contests. Each school/organization can acknowledge their own winners at an award assembly, meeting, or other recognition program, whether or not they are state winners. Also other youth organizations or entities such as rod & gun clubs, outdoor publications, scouting organizations, or publications can hold their own contests to promote the NEOWA writing contest among their members encouraging them to submit their writing to the NEOWA State Chairpersons to be judged at the state level.
State Chairs and Co-Chairs

Connecticut: Chair: Peter Picone, pjpicone@cox.net
Co-chair: Bob Sampson, bosamp@comcast.net

Maine: Chair: Will Lund, will.sportster@yahoo.com
Co-Chair: Stephen D. Carpenteri, scarpenteri@aol.com

Massachusetts: Chair: Marion Larson, marion46@verizon.net 
Co-Chair: Barnet Sherman, bs8082@gmail.com 

New Hampshire: Chair: Jim Allard, jcallard@metrocast.net 
Co-Chair: Hal Lyon, Halclyon@yahoo.com

Rhode Island: David R. Pickering, imhooked2000@cox.net

Vermont: Dr. Hal Lyon, halclyon@yahoo.com
(Acting State Chair)

New England Chairman:  Dr. Hal Lyon, halclyon@yahoo.com




2020 NEOWA YOUTH OUTDOOR WRITING CONTEST RULES
New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) is pleased to announce the 2020 Youth Outdoor Writing Contest.
The rules for the 2020 contest are as follows:
1. The contest is open to anyone in grades 6-12. This includes students from schools, outdoor organizations/publications, youth members of rod & gun clubs, Scouts, and other youth organizations in New England. All entries must be submitted to the appropriate State Chairperson.
2. Submissions from entrants in grades 6-8 will be entered in the Junior Division; submissions from entrants in grades 9-12 will be entered in the Senior Division. Junior and Senior State Winners chosen by state judges will each receive a $125 cash prize from the NEOWA. The winners from each state will be judged by a New England panel of judges for a New England Regional award. New England Regional winners from the Junior and Senior levels will each receive an additional $150, bringing their total award to $275 each. Winning works will be published in the Northwoods Sporting Journal, The Maine Sportsman, and possibly state wildlife magazines.
3. Entries must be non-fiction and focus on outdoor-oriented stories, which add to the knowledge and enjoyment of nature and natural resources. Entry topics may include: fishing, boating, archery, shooting, hunting, trapping, field trials, sporting dogs, camping, woods craft, skin diving, scuba diving, hiking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife watching, natural history, conservation, ecology, and similar activities that relate to outdoor recreation, natural resources and nature.
4. Entries may not exceed 500 words. Entries must be edited by the young writer, without assistance from adults. School students and youth organization members may submit work that may have been part of an assignment within school or youth program curriculum. Adult teachers or leaders may NOT assist in editing of these submissions.
Young writers should include a title for their work, and submit their entry to the State Chair, either embedded in an email or as an attachment. Youth may submit only one entry each year.
5. Deadline for submitting contest entries is February 15, 2020. Entries must include name, grade, postal mailing address, phone, and e-mail. Entries that do not meet these or other contest rules may be disqualified.
6. NEOWA will notify the State and New England winners, and if applicable their schools/organizations. NEOWA reserves the right to publish any work submitted. However, students submitting work also retain the right to publish their entries.
7. Rules are subject to changes from year to year. For questions or to submit a contest entry, please contact your NEOWA state chairperson, or the New England Chairperson by e-mail for more information:
8. Additional Information: Organizations or schools are encouraged to conduct school or organization-wide, pre-contests in order to encourage students to enter the NEOWA state-wide contests. Each school/organization can acknowledge their own winners at an award assembly, meeting, or other recognition program, whether or not they are state winners. Also other youth organizations or entities such as rod & gun clubs, outdoor publications, scouting organizations, or publications can hold their own contests to promote the NEOWA writing contest among their members encouraging them to submit their writing to the NEOWA State Chairpersons to be judged at the state level.
State Chairs and Co-Chairs
Connecticut: Chair: Peter Picone, pjpicone@cox.net
Co-chair: Bob Sampson, bosamp@comcast.net
Maine: Chair: Will Lund, will.sportster@yahoo.com
Co-Chair: Stephen D. Carpenteri, scarpenteri@aol.com
Massachusetts: Chair: Marion Larson, marion46@verizon.net 
Co-Chair: Barnet Sherman, bs8082@gmail.com 
New Hampshire: Chair: Jim Allard, jcallard@metrocast.net 
Co-Chair: Hal Lyon, Halclyon@yahoo.com
Rhode Island: David R. Pickering, imhooked2000@cox.net
Vermont: Dr. Hal Lyon, halclyon@yahoo.com
(Acting State Chair)
New England Chairman:  Dr. Hal Lyon, halclyon@yahoo.com