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Bill Hilts Jr.

Bill Hilts Jr.

One of the content writers for the Campground Owners of New York’s (CONY) 2021 Camp New York magazine has won an award for an article that was featured in the magazine.

Bill Hilts Jr., of Lockport, N.Y. 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, Mich., from Sept.14-17.

Hilts was awarded first 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. Hilts also was awarded second place in the Best of Magazine – Boat, Travel and Camping category for his piece “Visiting my Quiet Place” that appeared in the 2021 CONY Camp New York Magazine.

Founded in 1956, AGLOW is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected professional outdoor communicator 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 members from 36 states and two Canadian provinces. 

Camp New York Logo You can read Hilt’s essay in Camp New York here: https://members.campnewyork.com/blog/camp-new-york-blogs-5199/post/visiting-my-quiet-place-27943

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