Flores wins awards
Area writer John K. Flores received three Louisiana Outdoor Writers
Association Excellence in Craft awards during the group’s 70th annual conference in Morgan City last week. Flores won first place for a magazine short feature, second in Magazine Regular feature and second for Color Still Photo. Above, Javis Noel, left, with the National Wild Turkey Federation presents Flores one of his awards. Flores is The Daily Review’s Outdoor Writer. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)
Area writer John K. Flores was honored by the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association in its Excellence in Craft competition during the group’s 70th annual conference Aug. 7-8 in Morgan City.
Flores, who writes an outdoor column for The Daily Review, won first place for a magazine short feature (less than 1,000 words) titled “The Burns Point Pond,” while he placed second in Magazine Regular feature (greater than 1,000 words) for his story, “Rice Country Specks.”
He also placed second for Color Still Photo, “Constant Companion.”
The EIC contest, which recognizes excellence within various categories of outdoor-related communications, has been held continuously since 1945. Member entries for the 2015 competition were judged by members of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association and other outdoor communicators nationwide.
LOWA membership includes newspaper and magazine writers, editors, columnists, photographers, radio and television broadcast journalists, wildlife artists, internet journalists, book authors, videographers and public relations specialists. In this year’s contest, members competed in six different categories.