Members of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild, established in 1980, are actively and professionally involved in sustainable activities in any outdoor setting.

OWPG Awards for Excellence 2017

Our annual awards and AGM weekend was at Newlands in 2017. More information on

  • who won the Golden Eagle Award (for outstanding service to the outdoors)
  • which product was voted the most innovative (Derryck Draper Award)
  • and which of our own members were winners of the guidebook, outdoors book, outdoors article, technical article, photography and digital awards

can be found on the Awards page.

Our Associate Members


Media News Bulletin

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Outdoor Focus

Browse current and back issues of our quarterly magazine

Who we are

writers, authors, photographers, content providers, bloggers, film makers, designers, journalists, artists, illustrators, editors, broadcasters, copy-writers, lecturers, public speakers, consultants – all specialising in sustainable outdoor activities and the outdoor world.

What we do

meet the needs of publishers, commissioning editors, websites, public relations companies and picture researchers.

What we’re into

walking, hiking, rambling, rock-climbing, natural history and the environment, mountaineering, ski-mountaineering, cycling, mountain-biking, kayaking, surfing, scrambling, sailing, diving, paragliding, hang-gliding, dog-sledging, coasteering, canyoning, camping. View, and search through, our members’ individual profiles here .

We write and contribute to

guidebooks, magazines, feature films, websites, newspapers, brochures, information boards …

Benefits of belonging to OWPG

In brief: the cachet that only OWPG membership can bestow; experience-based advice on all professional issues; networking, suggestions, and outdoor gossip with other members; chances to improve professional skills; promotion of your work; discounts on some outdoor equipment and services; a quarterly magazine and an annual dinner. Read more here .


Contact guild officers, or see who’s on the Commitee, here.

Images on this site © individual photographers as credited. Images may not be reused (including reuse on the internet, blogs, etc) without a licence from the photographer. Text © OWPG 2012–17.

OWPG statement on copyright here (or cut and paste

OWPG open letter on “opportunities” to supply unpaid images to websites etc here (or cut and paste

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