I am the winner of the 2020 Gold Award in the Column category for my Earn Your Beer series in Adventure Sports Journal. The award is handed out by the Society of American Travel Writers–Western Chapter, with judging facilitated by The Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri, home of one of the world’s first journalism schools (1908). The judges, faculty members at the university, commented the following about the Earn Your Beer columns:
“Okay, so the premise is a little off-kilter – teaming up exhausting adventure sports with craft beer. These well-written columns are fast-paced, fun and really will get you off and exploring natural areas, with a cold brew as your reward.”
To have journalism experts consider my work in such regard is an honor. Thank you to the judges and to SATW for recognizing my writing.