DWAA Statement on Censorship

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The Dog Writers Association of America stands opposed to censorship of journalists. As a writing organization founded in 1935, we support the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or … Read More

In celebration of late poet, Mary Oliver

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So many people have been touched by the poetry of Mary Oliver, who died today. Her collection “Dog Songs” will forever enchant dog lovers. Her lovely words will live on, such as: “Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night” He puts his cheek against mine and makes small, expressive sounds. And when I’m awake, or awake enough he turns upside down, … Read More

DWAA Announces Junior Writer Award Winners

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The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) is pleased to announce the four winners of the DWAA Writing Competition’s Junior Writer Award: Atlas by Nikolas Anthony Klimenko, 9 (Category: 7-9) A Passion for Helping Pooches by Jayson Kimberly, 12 (Category: 10-12) Full Circle by Daly Dodsworth,13 (Category: 13-14) What I’ve Learned from Smudge, Lola, and Dewey by Kendle Rae Frank, … Read More

The Dog Writers Association of America Announces Contest Nominees

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Writers compete for Maxwell Medallions and $15,950 in prizes! Today The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) announced the nominees for its 2018 Writing Competition, which recognizes outstanding work about dogs. “Ever since I first judged the contest years ago, I knew that just being nominated as a finalist was a true honor,” said Laurren Darr, DWAA’s Contest Chair. “This … Read More

DWAA Writing Contest Finalists To Be Announced on Social Media Wednesday, Dec. 5!

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DWAA will reveal the finalists for the annual writing contest on Wednesday, Dec. 5 starting at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Check for updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and please share any good news on your own social media sites! Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dog-Writers-Association-of-America-160756357403215/ Link to Twitter: https://twitter.com/DWAA_US On Dec. 5, we will announce the winners of categories … Read More

DWAA Announces Incoming Leadership Team for 2019

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The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) is proud to announce the slate of incoming officers for the Executive Committee: Carol Bryant, President; Maggie Marton, Vice President; and Kristin Avery, Secretary. Marsha Pugh will continue in the role of Treasurer. “I couldn’t be more excited about these women volunteering to join the leadership team of our esteemed organization,” said outgoing … Read More

Celebrate Adopt a Senior Pet Month with Posts and Progress

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Our friends at The Grey Muzzle Organization are teaming up with DWAA Vice President Laura Coffey this month to shine a light on senior dogs! Here’s more from them: There’s never been a better time to be an old dog, or to bring one home. In the same way that dog-lovers are quick to tell others, “He’s a rescue,” more … Read More

DWAA President Jen Reeder Announced as a Category Winner for Pet Industry Woman of Year Award

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Jen Reeder, President of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA), has been named a category winner in the sixth annual Pet Industry Woman of the Year Award competition. Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN) recognizes extraordinary women in five pet business categories. Reeder was nominated in the Solopreneur category. The other award categories are Advocate, Corporate, Entrepreneur and … Read More