My First Two Writing Awards

Last week at the Miami Boat Show, I won my first (and second) writing awards, as part of the Boating Writers International annual contest. The two stories were about topics very near and dear to my heart: Olympic sailing and stand up paddling (with kayaking thrown in for good measure/comparison). And both are great examples of “stories with heart,” the ones that get those many extra hours of editing, the careful word choices, and (maybe most importantly of all), a lot of late night/early morning woolgathering, long after the first draft has been completed.

Carol Cronin and Lenny Rudow win BWI awards

Carol Cronin and Lenny Rudow win BWI awards

I won two: my colleague, fishhead Lenny Rudow, won 4 (plus several certificates of merit). Lenny gallantly points out that I also submitted far fewer stories…

Read about Olympic Broach: The No Good Very Bad Windiest Day

Read about Simple Boating: Which is More Fun, Kayak or SUP?

These awards both came with a cash prize, but long after that money is spent I will still remember the honor of being recognized by my writing peers for two jobs well done.

And now the challenge is on for 2015…

Read the announcement on Recognized. Extraordinary Writing by the Team

To see what other writers won (including Lenny), read the Boating Writers International press release.

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