Bill Hilts, Jr. of Lockport, NY was recognized for his outstanding work as an outdoor media producer at the 65th annual meeting of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) held in Gaylord, Michigan September 14-17, 2021.
Hilts was awarded 1st place in the Best of Newspaper - Fishing category for his piece titled “Newfane Angler tries to preserve WNY Fishing History one lure at a time” that appeared in the Buffalo News on Nov. 8, 2020. Hilts also was awarded a 2nd place in the Best of Magazine – Boat, Travel and Camping category for his piece “Visiting my Quiet Place” that appeared in the 2021 CONY NY Annual Magazine. Hilts’ award was sponsored by Ducks Unlimited and Crosman and was presented at the AGLOW Awards in Craft Ceremony during the Toyota Scholarship Dinner held on September 14th, 2021, in Gaylord.
Founded in 1956, AGLOW is one of the nations oldest and most respected professional outdoor communicators organizations in the country. The association boasts over 400 members, comprised of writers, editors, publishers, TV and Radio broadcasters, authors, lecturers, photographers, artists, electronic media specialists, bloggers, podcasters, outdoor industry representatives, tourism professionals and conservation groups. The association stretches far beyond the Great Lakes region with membership from 36 states and 2 Canadian provinces.
The essay is posted on the CONY blog
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About Campground Owners of New York: Campground Owners of New York is the trade association that represents independent campgrounds and RV parks in New York. Based in Pittsford, CONY provides education, government affairs and marketing services for campgrounds, including hosting CampNewYork.com, a travel planning website, and publishing a printed directory of New York campgrounds.