Criteria to be considered for Hall of Fame nominations:

  • A high level of contribution to the field of dog journalism
  • A recognized level of professionalism and respect in dealing with peers
  • Possession of a name immediately recognized by both peers and the public as an expert in the field of canine writing

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2020 Hall of Fame

2019 Hall of Fame

Ida Estep Hall of Fame
Ida Estep

2018 Hall of Fame

Deborah Wood hall of fame
Deborah Wood

2017 Hall of Fame

David Frei

2016 Hall of Fame

Patricia M. Cruz

2015 Hall of Fame

Robert McKowen

2014 Hall of Fame

Connie Vanacore
Caroline Coile

2013 Hall of Fame

Mary R. Burch, Ph.D.
Mary Bloom

2012 Hall of Fame

Ranny Green
Eve Adamson

2011 Hall of Fame

Steve Dale

2010 Hall of Fame

Chris Walkowicz
Dr. Carmen Battaglia

2009 Hall of Fame

Robert Self. Jr.
Lorenz “Don” Arner

2008 Hall of Fame

Tom O’Shea
Arthur Haggerty
Rachel Page Elliott
Elsworth Howell

2007 Hall of Fame

Mordecai Siegal
Lois Meistrell
Dr. M.J. Deubler

2006 Hall of Fame

Anne Rogers Clark
Roger A. Caras

2005 Hall of Fame

William F. Stifel
Maxwell Riddle
Walter R. Fletcher

Distinguished Service/Communicator Award

2019 – Larry and Charlene Woodward

2018 – Mara Bovsun

2017 – Carol Bryant

2016 – Marsha M. Pugh

2015 – Ida W. Estep

2014 – Vicky Clarke

2013 – Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz

2012 – Pat Santi

2011 – Debra J. White

2010 – Marion Lane

2009 – Mary Bloom

2008 – David Frei

2007 – Kim Townsend

2006 – Phyllis DeGioia

2005 – Ranny Green

2004 – Liz Palika

2003 – Pat Santi

2002 – Steve Dale

2001 – Mary Bloom

2000 – Mordecai Siegal

1999 – Geri Cadiz

1998 – none awarded

1997 – Matthew Margolis

1996 – Kathryn Braund

1995 – Tom O’Shea

1994 – Chris Walkowicz

1993 – Hal Sundstrom

1992 – Lorenz Don Arner

1991 – Enid Bergstrom

1990 – Carol Lea Benjamin

1989 – Maxwell Riddle

1988 – Edi Munneke

1987 – Mordecai Siegal

1986 – Herm David