ROANOKE, VA. - Part-time Bay Center resident Jack Berryman, Ph.D., earned a prestigious "Excellence in Craft" award from Outdoor Writers Association of America Inc. (OWAA), with recognition at OWAA's annual conference in Roanoke, June 16.

Berryman won an award in the book contest, recognizing excellence in book writing and design for published outdoor subjects. Berryman won first place for his book "Fly-Fishing Pioneers and Legends" published in 2006.

Berryman is a professor at the University of Washington, book author, freelance writer and photographer, and lecturer. His specialties include: history of field sports, angling and environmental issues.

Headquartered in Missoula, Mont., OWAA is an international outdoor communicators' association with 1,200 members who are professional writers, editors, photographers, artists, broadcasters, video producers, book authors and lecturers. The organization was founded in 1927 and counts among its members some of the best-known outdoor communicators in the world.

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