Dog Writers Association of America Inducts New Leadership Team

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The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA), the most recognized professional writing association devoted to dogs, proudly announces its new leadership team. At its annual banquet and awards event held in New York City on the eve of Westminster Kennel Club’s dog show, the following officers were inducted: Carol Bryant, President; Maggie Marton, Vice President; Kristin Avery, Secretary; Marsha Pugh … Read More

DWAA Hosts Annual Awards Banquet this weekend in Manhattan!

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This weekend the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) will host the DWAA Awards Banquet, which recognizes outstanding work about dogs and celebrates the dog writing community. Winners of each Regular Category will receive a Maxwell Medallion, which honors Maxwell Riddle; the former DWAA president and AKC judge wrote about the sport of dogs for over five decades. Winners of … Read More

DWAA Statement on Censorship

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The Dog Writers Association of America stands opposed to censorship of journalists. As a writing organization founded in 1935, we support the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or … Read More

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