Press Release: Sorensen Wins Three Outdoor Writer Awards
President Ron Tussel (left) of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association presents Steve Sorensen with three awards for "Excellence in Craft."
Outdoor writer Steve Sorensen picked up three awards for “Excellence in Craft” on May 17 at the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association conference in Allentown, PA. He won “Best Newspaper Column” with a piece entitled “At Last – Opening Day,” published in the Warren Times Observer, the Forest Press, and the Brookville Mirror.
He also won the “Whitetail Management Award” for an article in the July-August 2007 issue of NWPA Outdoors named “Are Antler Restrictions Working in Northwest PA?” His third award was the "Pennsylvania Deer Award" for an article in Awesome Whitetails (a special issue of North American Whitetail) entitled “The 12,000 Mile Obsession,” about a buck killed in Forest County, PA that qualified for the Boone & Crockett record book.
The annual POWA Craft Awards program honors writing, artwork and photography in several categories. Each award is judged by a different panel of judges, all independent of the POWA. “Best Newspaper Column” is sponsored by Winchester, the “Whitetail Management Award” is sponsored by Trupe's Quality Hunting and Wildlife Management of Shinglehouse, PA., and the “Pennsylvania Deer Award” is sponsored by the PA Deer Association.
POWA is the largest state outdoor writers’ organization in the nation. Sorensen has won the POWA award for "Best Newspaper Column" two of the last three years, and the Whitetail Management Award for the second consecutive year. He lives in Russell, PA, serves as pastor of Pine Grove Christian Fellowship, speaks frequently at sportsmen's banquets, and writes for a variety of regional and national magazines.