LAKE PLACID, NY – San Francisco Chronicle outdoors writer Tom Stienstra was awarded “Best of the Best” and the President’s Award as National Outdoor Writer of the Year, newspaper division, from the Outdoors Writers Association of America, the organization announced last week.
The winning story was “Paralyzed athlete Grant Korgan achieves polar goal,” which appeared Jan. 29, 2012 in The Chronicle and SFGate.com, where it is archived.
The story won first place for adventure story of the year for 2012 for newspapers and websites, which made it a finalist against winners from other categories in OWAA’s annual craft awards.
It is the nation’s highest annual award for outdoors writing given by OWAA.
Stienstra is the first three-time winner in the 20-year history of the award. In 2011, he also won for best visual image of the year.
The nation’s 850 outdoors writers who belong to OWAA are eligible for the award in the organization’s annual craft competition. The award was presented at OWAA’s annual conference in New York.
Story released by the Outdoors Writers Association of California
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