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 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

Congratulations to DWAA member Amy Shojai for Being Named 11th Germinder20 Power of Pink Honoree

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Amy Shojai, Cat Writers Association Co-Founder, Named 11th Germinder20 Power of Pink Honoree Publisher, Author, Pet Lover Honored For Decades of Writing and Publishing Success Germinder + Associates has named Amy Shojai, a co-founder of the Cat Writers’ Association (CWA), publisher, author and pet lover, as the eleventh #Germinder20 #PowerofPink Honoree to receive the award. Shojai has designated the CWA … Read More

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

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

David Frei to be Inducted into the DWAA Hall of Fame

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The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) has selected David Frei as the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee for outstanding contributions to the field. He will accept the award on February 10, 2018 at the DWAA Awards Banquet at the Hotel New Yorker in Manhattan. “I am truly humbled by this honor given to me by my peers and colleagues … 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

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