The annual Dog Writers Association of America writing competition is open to all writers, editors, publishers, photographers, artists, and others whose work falls into the designated competition categories.
The 2019 writing competition is closed and finalists will be announced on Monday, December 2, 2019, right here on the DWAA official website. Winners will be revealed at the annual banquet and awards on Sunday, February 9, 2020. A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased here.
Each year, DWAA relies on an independent panel of volunteers to judge the entries. We had a record number of entries this year, and our judges rose to the challenge.
Thank you for volunteering your time, support, and talents to make this year’s competition a success. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedules to volunteer as judges. Without each of you, there would be no writing competition.
This is a great opportunity for writers to showcase their talents and for others to discover what is being created. This develops confidence in both members and non-members to take their journey further while rewarding a job well done.
We are honored and grateful to each of you. Special thanks and gratitude to DWAA’s Contest and Banquet Chair, Darlene Bryant, for taking on the challenge and task of overseeing and managing the writing competition.
Official DWAA 2019 Writing Competition Judges
Barbara Magera MD
Brian Patrick Duggan
Cara Sue Achterberg
Melissa McMath Hatfield