The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) named Glenn Sapir, an accomplished outdoor writer, editor, and industry professional,
as the winner of the Golden Glow, Individual award for 2016. The award was presented at the AGLOW 60th Annual Meeting at the Peek ‘n Peak Resort and Spa near Chautauqua, New York. This is the highest individual award presented by AGLOW, and recognizes Sapir’s career as an outdoor communicator, which includes thousands of bylined newspaper and magazine articles, his tenure as an editor of all of the ‘Big Three’ outdoor magazines (Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, and Field & Stream), and his time as an executive at the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Through his varied career, Sapir has consistently celebrated hunting, fishing, ethics, conservation, and the wonder of the natural world. Sapir was on a trip out of the country and could not receive the award in person, but sent a message expressing his thanks for the award, and in typical fashion gave credit for his Individual award to many other people. “Writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, federal and state agency employees, and industry public relations representatives all have contributed to the symbiotic relationship that I have enjoyed as a professional communicator. My parents and my wife played the most influential role in helping me to develop into the person I am – and, in my mind, achieving professional excellence is more a way of doing business and treating people than the particular creative skills a person brings to the job,” said Sapir. The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers is one of the nation’s largest, oldest and most active professional outdoor communicators’ organizations. AGLOW members produce material for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and books on hunting, fishing, outdoor sports and recreation. The Golden Glow Awards are presented in five categories, and nominations are made by the association’s Council of Past Presidents and presented at the annual conference.