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 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

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

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