OWPG: Media News Bulletin Winter 2019 - Page 2

Media News Bulletin Winter 2019 T he Outdoor Writers Guild was founded in 1980 by a small group of writers, most of whom were closely involved in writing about outdoor equipment and clothing. Within five years it had expanded hugely, taking in writers who concentrated on the experience rather than the gear, along with a growing number of photographers. In an attempt to reflect this diversity, the Guild changed its name in 2006 to Where OWPG members have been recently www.owpg.org.uk Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. Even this fails to do justice to the breadth of members’ skills and we also adopted the informal strapline ‘Words and Pictures from the Outdoors’. Today’s membership includes writers, journalists, photographers, illustrators, broadcasters, film-makers, artists, publishers and editors, but all with the common bond of a passionate interest in the outdoors.