DWAA Award Banquet Keynote Speakers Announced: Jill Rappaport and Steve Dale!

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The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) is delighted to announce the keynote speakers for the 2019 DWAA Awards Banquet: Jill Rappaport and Steve Dale. “We’re thrilled that these two luminaries in the dog writing community will be giving keynote addresses at our annual awards banquet in New York City,” said DWAA President Jen Reeder. “They both have a wealth … Read More

Thank you to the 2018 Writing Competition Judges!

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DWAA is grateful to the volunteer judges for the annual writing competition. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise with us! 2018 Dog Writers Association of America Contest Judges Mary Abram Cara Sue Achterberg Tracy Ahrens Terry Albert Skye Anderson Teoti Anderson Joanne Anderson Dee Dee Andersson Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell Emelise Baughman Lisa Begin-Kruysman Skye Blaine Sue Bobeck Sheila Boneham … Read More

Why I’m Excited for the DWAA Writing Competition – And Why You Should Be Too!

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Each year, I get excited about the annual writing competition hosted by the Dog Writers Association of America. At its core, the DWAA Writing Competition is all about celebrating outstanding media that involves dogs. It’s a big umbrella – there are categories for work in newspapers, blogs, books, magazines, radio and television broadcasts, illustrations, photography, calendars, and genres like nonfiction … Read More

Guest post by Ranny Green: Should You Vaccinate Your Dog?

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Should You Vaccinate Your Dog? By Ranny Green Reprinted with permission from GoodNewsForPets.com Vaccinate or titer? You’ll want to read this when it’s time for your dog to have a booster shot. It can be complicated, or not! Should you vaccinate your dog? Whether to vaccinate or titer is the option facing dog and cat owners annually. A few decades … Read More

Call for Entries for Fall Ruff Drafts: Working Dogs

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As you are winding down your summer (egads! School is starting for some folks in under two weeks) we are preparing to ramp up for the fall issue of RUFF Drafts. The theme for this issue will be “Working Dogs,” in a tip of the tail to both our publication date (on or before Labor Day) and to the general … Read More

DWAA Writing Competition Is Open!

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The Dog Writers Association of America’s annual writing contest is open for entries! 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. The DWAA Annual Writing Contest opened July 9 and closes Sept. 7, 2018. Finalists will be announced in early December on … Read More

Jen Reeder named Power of Pink Honoree by Germinder + Associates

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Journalist Reeder Named #Germinder20 #PowerofPinkHonoree Honoree Story Focuses On A Family Legacy of Journalism & Storytelling (Kansas City, MO and New York – July 2, 2018) Germinder + Associates has named Jen Reeder, journalist and president of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) as the sixth #Germinder20 #PowerofPinkHonoree and the first journalist to receive the award. The announcement comes … Read More

Germinder Renews as Dog Writers Association of America’s Agency of Record

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Exciting news: Once again, Germinder & Associates has been named agency of record for the esteemed Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA). Founded in 1935 by eight editors and publishers invited to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the DWAA has become the most recognized professional writing association devoted to man’s best friend. DWAA President Jen Reeder said she is … Read More

Registration is still open for the Cat Writers’ Association conference!

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Our friends at CWA have a terrific schedule lined up for the 2018 CWA Conference, capped by their awards banquet. The event takes place June 7-9 in Houston and is open to members and non-members alike! For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cat-writers-association-2018-conference-registration-37850706482