Save the date!

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DWAA’s next annual meeting and awards banquet has a new date and location! We’re hosting an evening event on Saturday, February 10, 2018. That’s right – Saturday night! This way, members can spend the day enjoying Meet the Breeds, then dress up for a delicious dinner, networking and awards ceremony at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan – with a … Read More

Thank you to our DWAA writing contest judges!

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Many thanks to our contest judges for volunteering their time and expertise for this year’s writing contest! Terry Albert Mary Abram Tracy Ahrens Skye Anderson Joanne Anderson Teoti Anderson Dee Andersson Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell, Esq. Mary Fish Arango Therese Backowski Emelise Baughman Patricia Gail Burnham Carol Bryant Kristin Leydig Bryant Lisa Begin-Kruysman Sue Bobek Casey Bobek Sheila Boneham, Ph.D. Mara B. … Read More

DWAA’s annual writing contest is open!

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Today the Dog Writers Association of America announced the opening of the annual writing contest. Journalists, authors, bloggers, photographers, illustrators and editors can compete in a variety of categories for the coveted Maxwell Medallion, named for dog writing legend Maxwell Riddle. Entrants can also compete for a total of $14,000 in special awards. “DWAA’s annual writing contest presents such a … Read More

DWAA’s Contest Offers 11 New Writing Awards Worth Nearly $8,000!

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Today the Dog Writers Association of America announced that sponsors have added 11 new special awards to this year’s writing contest – an additional $7,900 in cash prizes that brings the overall prize tally to $14,000. The DWAA Annual Writing Contest opens July 10 and closes Sept. 8, 2017. Winners will be announced in early December and can accept their … Read More

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We are so grateful to Lea-Ann Germinder and her team at Germinder & Associates for handling DWAA’s publicity! They’ve already secured two new special awards for our annual writing contest! The Ceva Heartworm Prevention Award Sponsored by Ceva Animal Health, this award is for the best article that educates the public about the heartworm awareness and prevention tips. The winner … Read More

Member Ted Slupik’s book “Sophie…best friends are forever” benefits senior dogs

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Congratulations to member Ted Slupik on the publication of his book “Sophie…best friends are forever.” It’s the story of Sophie, a rough coated Collie who was a certified therapy dog for over 12 years. The nonfiction book starts with the bonds forged between Slupik and his beloved dog on Sept. 11, 2001. “Sophie” has garnered positive reviews in publications like … Read More

Musings of a DWAA Member: Writing the Good Fight

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When someone asks me what I write about, I typically respond that I am a “dog writer,” meaning that most of what I write is centered on canines. But if you think about it, “dog writing” encompasses a subject with a scope that is wide and diverse, one that includes works of nonfiction: reference books, books about obedience training, breeding, … Read More

National Dog Week and Will Judy

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William Lewis Judy was instrumental in establishing the DWAA, an organization that paved the way for those who made a living writing about man’s best friend. The DWAA gave the profession of dog-writing the respect it deserved. He also published Dog World Magazine for four incredible decades and established the venerable National Dog Week Movement. A consummate dog-enthusiast and expert, … Read More