2021 Awards

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Outdoor Book: Ralph Storer for “Corrour Bothy” (published by Luath Press)

The judges said: “A great idea, well executed; it makes a fascinating read about a modest building in a remote part of the Cairngorms which has played such an important role in the lives of so many.” 

Award currently sponsored by: Aquapac International 

Judges: Sue Viccars, commissioning editor of Dartmoor Magazine and Chris Bagshaw, editor, writer and former OWPG member.

Guidebook: No award made in 2021

The judges said: “With only a small field to choose from, none hit the high marks of distinctive, innovative new writing … no award made

Award sponsored by: OWPG

Judges: Sue Viccars, commissioning editor of Dartmoor Magazine and Chris Bagshaw, editor, writer and former OWPG member.

Digital Award: Alex Roddie for his website alexroddie.com

The judges said:What makes this site our clear winner is the high quality of its content and the enormous breadth of its scope, especially his writing.  [He] writes historical, inspirational, polemical, educational and imaginative pieces with equal skill and illustrates his subject matter with a portfolio of high quality images.”

Award sponsored by: Cordee 

Judges: Jacquetta Megarry (OWPG Awards Organiser, 2018 winner) and Lois Sparling (formerly of Cicerone Press)

Photography: James Rushforth for his portfolio “European adventurous travel”

The judges said: “An original, themed set of extreme sports images… The night sky is handled well, and some of these shots would have been difficult to capture. They have been handled well both technically and aesthetically, and show imagination.

Award sponsored by: (Conway, imprint of Bloomsbury)

Judges: Ashley Cooper (GlobalWarmingImages) and Chris Howes (OWPG Member and 2020 Award winner)

The winning photography image is © Copyright – many thanks for permission to reproduce it.

Outdoor/Travel Feature: Huw Kingston for Captain Calamity

The judges said:A truly amazing story with a tragic end; the understated style worked perfectly with the narrative, and the author’s own involvement added spice.

Highly Commended: Andrew McCloy for Walk the Line

Award sponsored by: OS Pathfinder Guides published by Crimson

Judges: Carlton Reid (founder of On Your Bike magazine/former OWPG member) and Elizabeth Multon (Conway, imprint of Bloomsbury)

Technical Feature: Ronald Turnbull for How to walk across Scotland published on Cicerone Extra

The judges said: “Well written, detailed and authoritative, yet also sharp and funny at times – always engaging.

Award sponsored by:
Cicerone

Judges: Carlton Reid (founder of On Your Bike magazine/former OWPG member) and Elizabeth Multon (Conway, imprint of Bloomsbury)

OWPG Golden Eagle Award: Colin Speakman

This award is given for “Outstanding Services to the Outdoors”. 

Nominated by: OWPG Committee.

Awarded by:
a vote of the OWPG membership. 

The physical award is a David Bellamy painting.

Derryck Draper Award: Primaloft

This award is given to a member of the outdoor gear trade in memory of Derryck Draper, for outstanding innovation in outdoor equipment design and materials.

Award currently sponsored by: OWPG

Judges: Chris Townsend and Alex Roddie

The physical award is a trophy.


Past Winners:

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