Help Us Find Aspiring Young Outdoor Communicators

A Message From Paul Moore, OJEFA Committee Chairman  

Did you benefit from a mentor when you began exploring options for a career in the outdoors? Well, here’s a chance for you to help provide that kind of help to an aspiring young outdoor communicator.

Each year, the Outdoor Journalist Education Foundation of America (OJEFA), the educational arm of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA), seeks candidates for our annual Lindsay Sale-Tinney SEOPA Conference Scholarship award. The award provides one aspiring young writer or photographer between the ages of 12 to 25 with the opportunity to attend the Annual SEOPA Fall Conference.

This is a tremendous opportunity for young outdoor media hopefuls to be able to not only attend the conference, numerous workshops and other learning opportunities but also to meet and network with some of the most notable outdoor communicators in the nation. SEOPA brings together some of the biggest names in outdoor writing, photography, radio and TV broadcasting. There is no way to assign a dollar value to this extraordinary opportunity and the long-term benefits thereof.

One winner is selected from applications received by July 1, with the winner announced on or before July 15. The lucky winner will receive one free conference registration, four nights lodging, and up to $750 toward travel expenses.

We need your help to get the word out to anyone who would qualify and benefit from this one-of-a-kind career-building opportunity. Please forward this to potential applicants or others who might help spread the word. Click here for more about the Lindsay Sale-Tinney award and click here for the application.

Thank you for your time and help on this very important endeavor to encourage and support our next generation of outdoor communicators.

OJEFA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organi­zation dedicated to the education and support of outdoor journalists and their efforts to promote the wise and ethical use of our wildlife and natural resources.