On June 15, 2013, Vanessa Harrop received third place in the Outdoor Writers of Canada National Communication Awards in the category “Magazine Feature – Hunting” for her story “Too Close for Comfort” that appeared in the November/December issue of SAFARI Magazine. This annual competition recognizes and rewards excellence in outdoor communication and promotes craft improvement. It is open to all members of the Outdoor Writers of Canada. The category “Magazine Feature-Hunting” receives the largest number of entries. SCI is proud and honored for one of its writers to have received such a prestigious award.