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

Jen ReederUncategorized

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!

Jen ReederUncategorized

DWAA is grateful to the volunteer judges for the annual writing competition. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise with us! 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 Mara Bovsun Connie Brittain Carol Bryant Shelley Bueche … Read More

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

Jen ReederUncategorized

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

Jen ReederUncategorized

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!

Jen ReederUncategorized

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

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

Jen ReederUncategorized

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

David Frei to be Inducted into the DWAA Hall of Fame

Jen ReederUncategorized

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