Wednesday 23 September 2015

OWPG Award for Excellence for Cairngorms feature

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I'm delighted that High and Wild, a piece about the Cairngorms in winter that appeared in the February 2014 issue of The Great Outdoors, has just been awarded the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild 2015 Award for Excellence for an Outdoor/Travel Feature.

The judges commented “A wonderfully written 360 degree look at a stunning region. Chris grabbed us from the off, giving a vivid picture of the landscapes, their power and beauty. We really felt his passion for the place, and the writing inspired the same. A great feature.” I love it when my enthusiasm for a favourite place can win an award!

This website also received a Special Mention in Digital Media, the judges saying "If it was for interesting content alone, then Chris, as always, is a stand-out entrant." I think there's a hint there that I need to do some work on the design.

1 comment:

  1. Many congratulations for the award Chris - it is thoroughly deserved. I've enjoyed reading your articles for a long time now. This is what I had to say over on Philip Werner's site "Section Hiker" earlier this year, in response to his review of your book "Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail". I hope you don't mind if I repeat it here.

    "Despite all his years of hiking, Chris has the remarkable ability of making every walk he writes about seem fresh and unique. He sees the landscape with young eyes and experiences each of his days on the trail as if they were his first. That’s a gift and I like his style".

    Dave Porter