Recreation Feature 2022


Texas Highways, “Behold the Bounty of the Blanco”

by Joe Nick Patoski

Palpable sense of place, great, telling details, and strong imagery.




Adirondack Life, Backwoods Brotherhood

by Mark Obbie

Strong characters, scenes, and structure that keeps the reader engaged.




Arizona Highways,Learning the Ropes”

by Brad Dimock

What a powerful narrative, one that takes the reader into the world of river guides and how they are trained.



Award of Merit

Cottage Life, Skate Your Heart Out

by Cottage Life Staff & Contributors

What an imaginative package. Interesting range of perspectives, voices with a notable eye toward inclusivity.