Two Writer Awards for Sorensen
Steve Sorensen (left) receives two awards for “The Coffee Break Phantom” from Tom Tatum, President of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association. The article appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of North American Whitetail.
Wellsboro, PA – Outdoor writer Steve Sorensen won “Best Magazine Article” at the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association annual conference in Wellsboro, PA on May 22. The POWA “Excellence in Craft” awards program honors writing, artwork and photography in several categories. Each award is reviewed by a panel of judges, all independent of the POWA.
Sorensen won with an article entitled “The Coffee Break Phantom,” published in the Spring 2009 issue of North American Whitetail. The story chronicles Jerry Simkonis’s three year hunt for a buck that ranks number one in the Pennsylvania records for a non-typical whitetail buck taken by bow. It was harvested in Allegheny County, PA on November 2, 2007.
Sorensen’s “The Coffee Break Phantom” also won the Pennsylvania Deer Award, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Deer Association.
POWA is the largest state outdoor writers’ organization in the nation. Sorensen 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. He also writes a popular column called “The Everyday Hunter” that appears in several newspapers. Sorensen’s website is www.EverydayHunter.com.