CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said on Monday that its magazine “Wyoming Wildlife” has been recognized with four awards from the Association for Conservation Information.
“We’re extremely proud that Wyoming Wildlife was acknowledged this year with a series of stellar awards,” said Game and Fish Communications Director Rebekah Fitzgerald.
Wyoming Wildlife was named the best overall magazine, according to Game and Fish: “The Inspire a Kid issue, July 2020, and the grizzly bear special edition, Dec. 2020, were judged for the award. The grizzly bear issue is available to read for free online.”
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A “Griz on the Go” poster from the December 2020 issue showing the life cycle of a grizzly bear won best poster, according to Game and Fish.
Former Game and Fish photography intern Patrick Wine won first place for a general interest story for a story titled “Bigger Picture.”
Sheridan Region Information and Educational Specialist Christina Schmidt won in the destination, historical and cultural article category for “Opening the Borders for Justice,” according to Game and Fish.
“The magazine also took home two third place awards,” Game and Fish adds. “Editor Tracie Binkerd’s piece ‘Worrying the Fence’ placed for best wildlife story and Creative Director Patrick Owen took home third place in graphics: layout for his design of ‘Dancers in the Snow.’”
“Sara DiRienzo, public information officer, was also honored with the 2021 Spirit of Association of Conservation Award for her ongoing dedication and leadership on the board for the national organization.”