MISSOULA, MONT—James Smedley of Wawa, Ontario, was recognized as an award recipient during the Outdoor Writers Association of America’s 2015 Excellence in Craft Contests. This annual awards program recognizes and honors the best work of outdoor communicators who are members of OWAA.
First place in the family participation/youth outdoor education category of the Photography contest for “Grimacing,” published in Northern Wilds magazine, March 2014. The family participation/youth outdoor education category recognizes excellence in communicating the value and enjoyment of family participation and youth education in the outdoors. He won two other awards for his photography and writing as well.
James Smedley is the travel editor for Ontario Out Of Doors and a seminar leader. He is also a freelance photographer and writer for many publications, including Northern Wilds.