Steve Pollick, outdoors editor of The Blade, has won three regional awards and a national award for his writing in 2003.
In the annual competition conducted by the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, Mr. Pollick was awarded first place in the hunting category for a column in November, "Memorial Tribute To Suzy Says It Eloquently," about the death of a friend's hunting dog.
He was awarded second place in the AGLOW fishing category for a column in June, "●'Frankenfish' May Be Coming to Water Near You," about aquatic nuisance species in the Great Lakes. He was awarded third place in the open category for a full-page article in May titled "Back In Time," about a father and son who fashioned the 1803-era guns being used in a Lewis and Clark re-enactment expedition.
The awards were announced at AGLOW's annual meeting in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
In June, Mr. Pollick was awarded a third place by the Outdoor Writers Association of America for newspaper articles on conservation and environment for a column in July, 2003, "Stray Cats, Stupid Thinking Disturb Wildlife Balance."
The OWAA award was announced at its annual meeting in Spokane, Wash.