Hall of Fame & Distinguished Service Awards

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

Distinguished Service/Communicator Award


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