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(New York –February 15, 2016) - The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) has announced the winners of the 2015 Writing Competition. Below is a complete list of the Regular and Special Category award recipients.

These were announced atDWAA banquet on February 14, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York City. The event precedes the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

In conjunction with the awards ceremony, the 81-year-old organization presented its first-ever writing seminar, “The New Journalism of Dog Writing – How to Get Yourself Published in the 21st Century,” including appointments with editors and agents.

Contest winners (in bold below) received the prestigious DWAA Maxwell Medallion, named in honor of the late Maxwell Riddle who co-founded the organization. Sponsors award cash grants for special writing awards.

For more information regarding the day’s events please visit http://goodnewsforpets.com/dog-writers-seminar-lunch-awards-announced/.

Dog Writers Association of America

2015 Writing Competition Regular Categories

Winners

A. Newspaper Articles and Columns

            1. Article – Health or General Care

                        Joanne Anderson, “Canine Hemangiosarcoma” (Massapequa Post)

                        Joanne Anderson, “The AMC Shelter Summit” (Amityville Record)

Monique Balas, “Hospice Care Bridges the Gap Between Curing and  Euthanizing” (The Oregonian)

Jen Reeder, “Securing the Scooby Snacks” (Durango Telegraph)

            2. Article – Behavior or Training  

                        Joanne Anderson, “The Buddy Program – Parts 1 & 2 (Massapequa Post)

Monique Balas, “For Search and Rescue Dogs, Their Job is Saving Lives”

(The Oregonian)

            Monique Balas, “Puppy School Teaches the Basics While Building the Pet-

                        Owner Bond” (The Oregonian).

Peggy Swager, “Quiz: Test Your Ability to Solve House Training Issues”    (Petacular)

3. Article – Rescue             

            Joanne Anderson, “Pablo: Podengo or Ibizan?” (Massapequa Post)

                        Joanne Anderson, “Oh, Our Darling Clementine!” (Amityville Record)

                        Pam Gleason, “Flyaway Home: Pilots N Paws Rescue Event” (The Dog                                             & Hound)

                        Jen Reeder, “Puppy Love” (Durango Telegraph)

            4. Article – Art or Any Other Topic

Monique Balas, “Belgian Malinois Owners, Breeders Concerned About Impact

            of Movie ‘Max’ ” (The Oregonian).

Jen Reeder, “Always Faithful” (Durango Telegraph)

Jen Reeder, “Running With the Big Dogs” (Durango Telegraph)

                        Marty van Duyne, “Service Dog Helps Vet Cope” (The Free Lance-Star)

                       

B. Magazines

            5. Single, Related, or All-Breed

                        AKC Family Dog

                        Dogs in Review

                        Sighthound Review

                        The Havanese

            6. Annual, Special Interest, or Any Other Subject

                        Rescue Proud (I-5 Publishing)

                        Puppies 101 (I-5 Publishing)

                        West Suburban Dog (Brooke Keane, publisher)

C. Magazine Articles

            7. Article– Health or General Care

                        Deb M. Eldredge, DVM, “P is for Prostate” (Dogs in Review)

                        Denise Fleck, “Pet Disaster Preparedness” (Pet Sitter’s World Magazine)

                        Roxanne Hawn, “Good Grooming: Long-Haired Beauties” (AKC Family Dog)

                        Sharon Pflaumer, “A New, Affordable Cure for Parvo” (Dog News)

            8. Article– Behavior or Training

                        Teoti Anderson, “5 Training Mistakes You’re Probably Making.”

                                    (Modern Dog Magazine)

                        Nini Bloch, “The Birth of Handling” (Clean Run)

                        Lori Mauger, “Puppy Chronicle: New Tricks to Tame a Sassy Pup.”

                                    (Bark Magazine)

                        Gina Mireault, “Great Expectations” (AKC Family Dog)

            Peggy Swager, “Case Study: Isolation Stress/Separation Anxiety in a Rescued                Mill Dog” (The APDT Chronicle of the Dog)

            9. Article – Rescue

                        Gail Diedrichsen, “Overcoming the Animal Shelter Color Barrier” (West

                                    Suburban Dog)

                        Gail Diedrichsen, “Too Broken to Be Fixed?” (West Suburban Dog)

                        Jen Reeder, “Second Chance Dogs” (Modern Dog)

                        Meredith Wargo, “Aged to Perfection” (Rescue Me)

            10. Article– Breed  

                        Mara Bovsun, “Don’t Worry, Be Hairy” (AKC Family Dog)

                        Barbara E. Magera, “Playtime” (The Royal Spaniels)

Erika Mansourian, “From the Roof of the World to the Foot of the Bed.”

            (AKC Family Dog)

Peri Norman, “Meet the Belgian Laekenois” (Canine Chronicle)

            11. Article/Column – Art or Any Other Topic

Bud Boccone, “ACE Files: Meet the Dog Who Refused to Die” (AKC Family          Dog)  

Brian Patrick Duggan, “Citizen Biggles” (AKC Family Dog)

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM “Fun With Pits” (Training Secrets For Pit Bulls)

                        Meredith Wargo, “Spay/Neuter Progress Report” (Rescue Proud)

D. 12. Canine or All-Animal Newspapers or Newsletters

                       The Companion (Canine Companions For Independence Northeast

                                    Region)

                        The Dog & Hound (Pam Gleason, publisher)

                        Golden Opportunities (Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue)

E. Canine, or All-Animal Newspaper or Newsletter Articles and Columns

            13. Article – Any Topic

                        Stephanie Colman, “Service, Please” (Whole Dog Journal)

Michael Ford, “Dog Gone” (The Dog & Hound)

                        Lisa Rodier, “Order! Labrador in the Court” (Whole Dog Journal)

                        Lisa Rodier, “Restraining Order” (Whole Dog Journal)

                        Laurie Williams, “The Healing Power of Dogs” (Whole Dog Journal)           

F. Online

            14. Blogsite Or Website

                        American Kennel Club, (http://www.akc.org)

                        Mutt About Town Blog (http://muttabouttown.com/blog/) Maureen Ann

                                    Backman

                        Fidose Of Reality (http://fidoseofreality.com) Carol Bryant      

                        The Daily Junior Dog Blog (http://thedailyjuniorblog.com) Jill Schilp,

            15. Magazine Or Newsletter

                        AKC Canine Partners News, Penny Leigh & Joanne Tribble, Editors

                        AKC Gazette, Erika Mansourian, Editorial Director

                        Havanese Breed Magazine, Thomas Wettlaufer. Editor

                        Speaking of Dogs Monthly Newsletter, Lorraine Houston, Nancy Foran &

                                    Cathy Vandergeest, Editors

G. Online Articles or Blog Entries

            16. Article Or Blog – Health or General Care

Nancy Beach, “Canine Osteosarcoma Parts 1 and 2” (Celebrating

            Greyhounds Magazine)

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM, “Messing With Meds” (Best In Show Daily)

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM, “Dog Bones & Safety (Petcha.com)

Ranny Green, “How a Special Service Dog Enables 23-Year Army Veteran”

            (SeattleKennelClub.org)

Jane Messineo Lindquist (Killion) and Mark Lindquist, “Ovulation Timing

And Preventing Fading Puppies: A Surprising Nexus” (www.puppyculture.com)

            17. Article Or Blog – Behavior or Training

Mara Bovsun, “Why Old Dogs Must Learn New Tricks.”

            (www.WOOFipedia.com)

Denise Fenzi, “It’s a Puppy, Not a Problem!” (www.denisefenzipetdogs.com)

Liz Palika, “7 Suggestions for Training Multiple Dogs” (www.TheHonest

            Kitchen.com)

Nancy Tanner, “Shutting a Dog Down” (www.pawsandpeople.com)

                        Bev Thompson, “Why Tone of Voice Matters” (www.anythingpawsable.com)

            18. Article or Blog – Rescue

                        AKC Canine Health Foundation, “The Joys of Adopting Senior Dogs.”

                        Kim Campbell Thornton, “Old Dogs Rule” (Universal Press Syndicate Pet

                                    Connection)

                        Kim Campbell Thornton, “Beagle Mania” (Universal Press Syndicate Pet

                                    Connection)

                        Meredith Wargo, “The Plight of Greyhounds Abroad” (www.rescueproud.com)

           

19. Article or Blog – Any Other Topic

                        Laura Coffey, “9/11 Ground Zero Search Dog Still Lends a Helping Paw.”

                                    (TODAY.com)

                        Sally Deneen and Edie Lau, “Facial-recognition Apps Scout Lost Pets.”

                                    (VIN News Service)

                        Liz Donovan, “Man Gives Everything to Care for 12 Military Dogs After

                                    Their Return From War” (akc.org)

                        Ranny Green, “For This 911 Call Taker, Anja and Loki are Her Relief Valves

                                    After a Trying Day at Work (SeattleKennelClub.org)

                        William Kearney, “On Losing a Dog” (Petcentric.com)

                        Emma Kesler, “Want to Learn More About a Unique Dog Breed?”

                                    (milesandemma.com)

            Jen Reeder, “Let’s Discuss Pets During Domestic Violence Awareness

                        Month” (Huffington Post)

H. Graphics

            20. Single Photo

                        Mary Fish Arango, “Summertime at the Beach” (Chronicle of the Dog)

                        Lori Mauger, “Trooper the Whippet” (AMLE Magazine)

                        Lisa Croft-Elliott, “The Skye’s the Limit” (AKC Family Dog)

                        Dorothy Wills-Raftery, “Chilling Out on a Wordless Wednesday,”

                                    (Five Sibes Blog)

           

            21. Series Photos

                        Beth Adams, “Idiot’s Guide: Dog Tricks” (Alpha)

                        Chet Jezierski, “Show of Shows” (Dog News)

                        Jane Sobel Klonsky, “Older Dogs, Deeper Love” (AKC Family Dog)

Nancy Tanner, “What’s Happening with Calvin These Days?”

                                    (www.nancytanner.com)               

            22. Single Illustration or Painting

Maureen Broussalian, Cover Illustration (Lady Louise, The Adventure        Begins)

Emma Kesler, “Three Popular Human Sayings About Dogs and What

            Miles Has to Say About Them (milesandemma.com)

Debra Lampert-Rudman, “David’s Fund Portrait” (David’s Fund. ACKCS

                                    Rescue Trust Inc. Cookbook)

            23. Series of Illustrations or Paintings

                        Bud Boccone, “Dog People” (AKC Family Dog)

                        Maureen Broussalian, Lady Louise, The Adventure Begins book illustrations

                        Janet Croog, Humans, Dogs and Civilization book illustrations

                        Florina Boldi, Lipstick On A Pug book illustrations

            24. Posters, Calendars, Brochures or Pamphlets

                        Robin Adams, Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue 2015 Calendar

                        Canine Companions For Independence, 2015 Puppy Calendar

                        Cori Solomon, Irish Wolfhound Specialty Poster (Irish Wolfhound

                                    Association of the West Coast)

                        Roy A. Wilson, Barbara Garnett-Wilson & Nancy Kinnear, “2016 Cavalier

                                    King Charles Spaniel in Fine Art Calendar”

I. Humor, Poetry, Short Fiction, Opinions/Editorials

            25. Humor

                        Joanne Anderson, “Beauty Tips a la Monsieur Edgar” (Massapequa Post)

                        Elizabeth M. Jarrell, Esq. “The Hardware Store is Not Your Friend” (Aussie

                                    Times)

                        Barbara Magera, “The Garden Secret” (The Royal Spaniels)

                        Dorothy Wills-Raftery, “Vote Gibson! (FiveSibes blog)

            26. Poetry

                        Megan Blake & Mark Winter, “It’s Super Smiley” (Pet Life Radio)

                        Debra Lampert-Rudman, “Gigi In Winter” (La Joie)

                        Lee Netzler, “Merlin” (Scottie Scuttlebutt, Rocky Mountain Scottish

                                    Terrier Club)

                        Maggi Payne, “The Christmas Corgi at the Stable” (www.welshcorgi-

                                    news.ch/English.html)

27. Short Fiction

                        Morgan Humphrey, “Scryer” (Independent Publishing)

                        Barbara E. Magera, “Celebrations” (The Royal Spaniels)       

28. Opinions/Editorials

            Joanne Anderson, “Homeless Hoarder” (Amityville Record)

            Holly Cornwell, “New Year’s Resolutions” (The Royal Spaniels

                        Magazine)

            Kate Eldredge, “Musings of an Owner-Handler” (ShowSight Magazine)

            Allan Reznik, “Showable vs. Show Quality” (Dogs in Review Magazine)

            C.A. Sharp, “For the Good of the Breed” (Double Helix Network News)

J. Other Media

            29. Video, DVD, or TV Broadcasts

                        Robin Adams, “DVGRR 2015 14th Annual Golden Gala”(Delaware

                                    Valley Golden Retriever Rescue)

                        Megan Blake, Mark Winter & Heather Paul, “Kindness—It’s Super Smiley”

                                    (The Animal Film Festival)

                        Jane Messineo Lindquist (Killion) & Mark Lindquist, “Puppy Culture”

                                    (Madcap Productions)

                        Dorice Stancher, “The Pet Stop-Trick Training” (NEWS 12 NJ)                    

            30. Radio, Podcast, or Other Audio

                        AKC Canine Health Foundation, “Senior Dog Health: An Overview”

                        Teoti Anderson, “Get Pawsitive Results – Hyper Hooligans” (Pet Life

                                    Radio)

                         Teoti Anderson, “Get Pawsitive Results – National Dog Bite Week

                                    (Pet Life Radio)

                           Dorothy Wills-Raftery & Robert Forto, “The Sibe Vibe” Talking

                                    Canine Epilepsy” (Dog Works Radio)

K. Club Publications (National, Regional, or Local)

            31. Magazine Format

                           The Corgi Cryer, Cindy Read, editor (Mayflower Pembroke Welsh Corgi

                                    Club)

                           The Alpenhorn, Dawn Kjeldsen Freeland & Robin Hamme, editors

                          The Ridgeback, Pamela Rape, Celia Hoffman & Melissa Peterson, editors

                           Golden Retriever News (Golden Retriever Club of America)

           

32. Newsletter Format                    

Mt. Nittany Dog Tales, Mt. Nittany Dog Training Club, Marliene Froke, Tracey

            Dooms & Janet Lewis

                        The Scottie Scuttlebutt, Carolyn Grande, editor

                        AMAL Tales, The Alaskan Malamute Assistance League, Jeannette Y. Wick,

                                    Editor

L. Club Publication Articles

            33. Article – Any Topic

                        Holly Cornwell, “The Miracle Cure” (The Royal Spaniels Magazine)

                        Ridgeback Trust Inc., “The Rescue Organization That Does What Others                                       Can’t” (The Ridgeback Magazine)

                        Kevin Curran, MD, FACP, “Canine Renal Disease” (The Alpenhorn)

Elizabeth M. Jarrell, Esq., & W. Jean Dodds, “Blood Tells All: A Conversation

            with W. J. Dodds, DVM (Aussie Times)

                        Peri Norman, “In Search of the Perfect Stud Dog” (Belgian Sheepdog

                                    Newsletter)

                        Deb Zorn, “Seven Simple Words” (The Courier)

            34. Regular Column or Series

Nannette Newbury, “Not All Seizures Are Created Alike, Parts 1-3” (Australian

            Shepherd Journal)

                        Liz Palika, “Behavior Conundrums” (The Australian Shepherd Journal)

                        Fiona Petersen, “It’s a Dog’s Life – Parts 1 and 2 (The Corgi Cryer)

Sharolyn Sievert, “The Finding and Training of a Search and Rescue K-9”

                                    (The Ridgeback Magazine)

M. 35. Club Special Publications

The AKC New Complete Dog Book, Mara Bovsun, Editor, (American

                                    Kennel Club)

The Golden Age of Dog Shows: Morris & Essex 1927-1957, Debra Lampert-

            Rudman, Editor, Morris & Essex Kennel Club with Antique Collectors

            Club, UK)

N. Books

            36. Single, Related, or All-Breed

                        Jenny Drastura, Animal Planet Dogs 101 Maltese, (TFH Publications, Inc.)

                        Tammy Gagne, Animal Planet Dogs 101 Miniature Schnauzer (TFH

                                    Publications, Inc)

                        Constance Lyons & John Savory, Trend Setters: The Making of the Modern

                                    Irish Setter, (Book Locker)

                        Robert H. Thomas & Pamela B. Thomas, Leonhard Seppala, The Siberian

Dog, and the Golden Age of Sleddog Racing, (Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., Inc.)

            37. Rescue or Adoption

                        Tracy Libby, The Rescued Dog Problem Solver (i5 Publishing)

                        Andrei S. Markovits & Katherine N. Crosby, From Property to Family

                                    (University of Michigan Press)

                        Teresa J. Rhyne, The Dogs Were Rescued and So Was I, (Sourcebooks, Inc.)

            Jacki Skole, DOGLAND: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Dog Problem

                        (www.ashlandcreekpress.com)

            38. Training or Sports

                        Teoti Anderson, The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training, (i-5 Publishing)

                        Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell, Teach Your Herding Breed to be a Great Companion

                                    Dog, (Dogwise Publishing)

                        Deb M. Eldredge, DVM & Kate Eldredge, Idiot’s Guide: Dog Tricks (Alpha)

                        Denise Fenzi & Deb Jones, Dog Sports Skills, Book 3: Play (Fenzi Dog

                                    Sports Academy Publishing)

            39. Behavior, Health, or General Care

                        W. Jean Dodds, DVM & Diana Laverdure, Canine Nutrigenomics (Dogwise

                                    Publishing)

                        Marthina Greer, DVM, JD, Canine Reproduction and Neonatology (Teton

                                    New Media)

                        Mechtild Kaufer, Canine Play Behavior (Dogwise Publishing)

                        Peggy Swager, Rescue Your Dog From Fear (Lyons Press)

            40. Human-Animal Bond

                        Gail Noreen MacMillan, To All the Dogs I’ve Loved Before (Wildflower

                                    Press)

            41. Reference

                        Lisa Begin-Kruysman, Dog’s Best Friend: Will Judy (McFarland & Co.)

                        Elaine Ostrach Chaika & Janet Croog, illustrator, Humans, Dogs and

                                    Civilization (Book Baby)

                        Leila Grandemange, A Breeder’s Companion, Record Keeping (SunnyVille

                                    Publishing)

                        John Visconti, Fetch More Dollars for Your Dog Training Business

                                    Dogwise Publishing)

            42. Fiction, Young Adult or Humor

                        Sheila Webster Boneham, Catwalk (Midnight Ink)

                        Susan Conant, Sire and Damn (CreateSpace)

                        Rob Snyder, Poker Night: The Real Story of Dogs Playing Poker (CreateSpace)

                        Linda Johnston, Bite the Biscuit (Midnight Ink)            

            43. Children

                        S. Marriott Cook, A Home For Abigail, (Jabberwocky)

                        Laurren Darr and Florina Boldi, Lipstick On A Pug, (Left Paw Press)

                        Debby Kay, Sweet Snoopers™ , (Coveran Publishing House)

            Lee Wardlaw & Eugene Yelchin, Won Ton and Chopstick – A Cat and

                        Dog Haiku (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)

2015 SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS

The Adoptashelter.com Adopt a Homeless Dog Award

 

This award focuses on the plight of homeless dogs, the joy of dog adoption, and/or improving the quality of life of dogs in a shelter environment. Entries judged for quality as well as the ability to persuade the reader. Qualified online only enetries, include single articles, features, columns, series of articles, short stories, websites, blogs, videos, photos, or any other accepted online venue. The award consists of $500 and inclusion in the http://Adoptashelter.com/ online library

Robin Adams, DVGRR 2015 14th Annual Golden Gala

                        “Because of You” – Delaware Valley Golden Retriever

                        Rescue - www.YouTube.com

            Carol Bryant, “My Afternoon with Oogy” –

                        www.fidoseofreality.com

Leila Grandemange, “That’s What Friends are For” –              

                       Royal Spaniels                                                   

            Rachel Phelps, “10 Ways to Help Animals” (Petcha.com) 

 

AKC Club Publication Excellence Award

 

Given to the best article in a national, regional, or local AKC Club publication in magazine or newsletter format. The award consists of a plaque and a $500 cash grant.

            Mary Fish Arango, “The Threat of Calcium Deficiency After

                        Whelping” – Borderlines, Border Collie Society of America

            Peri Norman, “In Search of the Perfect Stud Dog” – Belgian

                        Sheepdog Newsletter

            Peri Norman, “It’s Not About the Bitch! Breeding a Litter in a

                        Complex World” – Belgian Sheepdog Newsletter

            Fiona Petersen, “Really, Nothing in Life is Free?” – The Corgi

                        Cryer.

 

 

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Public Service Award

 

Sponsored by the American Kennel Club, this award goes to the writer of a print or online feature article that best educates pet owners about responsible dog ownership. The award consists of a plaque and a $500 cash grant.

 

            Mary Fish Arango, “The Threat of Calcium Deficiency After

                        “Whelping” - Borderlines, Border Collie Club of America

            Monique Balas, “Veterinarians Already Seeing Increase in

                        Marijuana Toxicity in Pets” (The Oregonian)

            Sally Deneen & Edie Lau, “Facial-recognition Apps Scout Lost

                        Pets” - VIN News Service

            Lori Mauger, “Puppy Chronicle: New Tricks to Tame a Sassy

                        Pup” - Bark Magazine

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Award

 

Sponsored by the American Kennel Club, this award is given in recognition of the best writing about the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program or the puppy level of CGC, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy.

 

Recognized as the ‘gold standard’ for family dog manners, CGC and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy focus on teaching good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to dog owners. This award is a $500 cash award.

 

            Ranny Green, “Service Dog Snoopy and Little Luke” –

                        Seattle Kennel Club.org

            Nancy Tanner, “City Slicker Puppy” – Blog.Murdochs.com

            Nancy Tanner, “My Number ONE Rule For My Puppy” –

                        www.nancytanner.com      

            Susan Wager, “Puppy Training 101” – Pets and More.

AKC Microchipping Awareness Award sponsored by The AKC Reunite Program

 

Sponsored by The AKC Reunite Program for the best article on microchips, pet recovery and the microchip database of not for profits vs. for profits. The Award is a $1500 cash grant.

            Barbara Magera, “Preventive Measures for Keeping Your

                        Dog Safe” - The Bulletin of the Cavalier King Charles

Spaniel Club

            Sharon Pflaumer, “Mandatory Microchipping Becomes Law in

                        England” - Dog News

            Jen Reeder, “Find Me: Why Microchips Are Important”

                        -Pets Matter - American Animal Hospital Association

            Kim Campbell Thornton, “Dog Theft” – The Royal Dispatch

 

 

Angel on a Leash Award

 

In honor of its therapy dog teams and programs around the country, this award is given for the beset newspaper or magazine article or television news feature about the impact of the use of therapy dogs in health care facilities. The award consists of a $250 cash grant.

            Barbara E. Magera, “Playtime” – The Royal Spaniels

Sharon Pflaumer, “The Pot of Gold at the End of the                                                               Rainbow” – Dog News

Victoria Livorney, “What’s a Snuggle?” – Home Guardian

Matt Strong, “Training for Love” – Companions at Large

The Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Book or Article

 

Sponsored by Babette Haggerty of Haggerty Dog Training in memory of her father, Capt. Arthur Haggerty. Given to the best book or article on training. The award consists of a $200 cash grant.

            Teoti Anderson, The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training – i-5

                        Publishing

            Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell, Teach Your Herding Breed to be a

                        Great Companion Dog – Dogwise Publishing

            Peggy Swager, Rescue Your Dog From Fear - Lyons Press

            Jane Young, Dog Teaching: Surviving a Puppy Without Losing

                        Your Mind - CreateSpace

The Designated Dog Award

 

Sponsored by www.Designated Dog.com, this award represents the best submission in all forms of media about a service dog going above and beyond for a human companion. This award is a $350 cash grant.

Bud Boccone, “ACE Files: Meet the Dog Who Refused to Die” -                                           AKC Family Dog

Sharon Pflaumer, “Patriot Paws” – Dog News

Bev Thompson, “One Size Does Not Fit All: Small Breeds That Serve” – www.anythingpawsable.com

Marty vanDuyne, “Paws for Purple Hearts – Service Dog Helps                                Vets   Cope – The Free Lance-Star

DWAA Pat Santi Memorial Friends of Rescue Award

 

Sponsored by Alden Taylor, Fran Pennock Shaw, Ida Estep, Marsha Pugh, Susan Ewing and Elaine Gewirtz. It is given for the best article or book describing the rescue process; adoption, fostering, transporting, home visits or other aspects of rescue. $300 cash grant.

            Jennifer Caloyeras, Strays – Ashland Creek Press

            Andrei S. Markovits & Katherine N. Crosby, From Property to Family -

                        University of Michigan Press

            Teresa J. Rhyne, The Dogs Were Rescued and So Was I - Sourcebooks,

                        Inc.

            Meredith Wargo, “Aged to Perfection” – Rescue Me

 

DWAA Junior Writer Award

 

Sponsored by Karen Petit for writers under 18 years of age. This award recognizes and encourages young writers who exhibit talent, resourcefulness, dedication, and integrity in their writing about dogs and dog-related topics. The recipient receives a $400 cash grant, a DWAA Maxwell Medallion and a DWAA lapel pin.

            Bonnie Brown, “Fluff and Brush” – Natural Grooming

            Morgan Humphrey, “Scryer” – Independent Publishing

            Heather Johnson, “My New Puppy” – The Acorn

            Artis Severn, “Dream of a Lifetime” – Vena Avenue Newsletter

            Taylor Wood, “A Beagle of My Own” – Farm and Pet

Dogwise Best Book Award

 

Sponsored by Dogwise Publishing, a $500 cash grant is given to the author of the best book. The DWAA president selects the winner from the winners of all of the book categories.

 

            Marthina Greer, DVM, JD, Canine Reproduction and Neonatology (Teton

                                    New Media)

James Colasanti, Jr. Poetry Award

 

For the poetry best exemplifying the unconditional love of a dog. Sponsored by James Colasanti, Jr. this award is a $200 cash grant.

            Leila Grandemange, “That’s What Friends Are For” – Royal

                        Spaniels

            Jim Lee, “Double Parking” – Royal Spaniels

            Lee Netzler, “Merlin” – Scottie Scuttlebutt, Rocky Mountain

                        Scottish Terrier Club

            Wanda Thomas, “Couch Potato” – The Arleta Gazette

North Shore Animal League America Award

 

For all media which best supports the missions of the League’s program, encouraging spay/neuter initiatives as a way of reducing unwanted births and pet euthanasia rates. The focus may include community-wide programs or the individual responsibility of pet owners. This is award is a $500 cash grant.

            Monique Balas, “Pet Talk: Spaying and Neutering Keeps

                        Pets and Pet Population Healthy” – The Oregonian

            S. Marriott Cook, “A Home For Abigail” – Jabberwocky

            Kelly Cabell Pulley, “Diversity” – Dogster

            Kim Campbell Thornton, “Dog and Cat Spay/Neuter Myths

                        Debunked” – Vetstreet.com

Planet Dog Foundation Sit. Speak. Act. Canine Service Award

For all media, this award is given to the best story promoting and celebrating a program in which dogs serve and support their best friends by highlighting service dogs, therapy dogs, K-9 search and rescue, or police dogs. The award consists of a $500 cash grant.

 

The Companion (Canine Companions For Independence Northeast

                                    Region)

Sharon Pflaumer, “The Pot of Gold at the End of the                                                   Rainbow” – Dog News

            Jen Reeder, “Not Your Typical Grandma,”- Modern Dog Magazine.

            Bev Thompson, “Homeless Dogs Get a Second Chance as Service

                        Dogs” – www.anythingpawsable.com

Sponsors of Special Awards are not involved in the judging.

The Dog Writers Association of America is the most recognized professional writing association devoted to dogs. Founded on February 13th, 1935 by a group of editors and publishers invited to the Westminster Kennel Club, the DWAA now includes over 500 members. DWAA encompasses all aspects of the world of dog writing and publishing –showing, performance, behavior, training, health, and the human animal bond. For 81 years, DWAA has helped members share ideas for articles, helped with interviews and discussed fees and contracts. For editors and publishers, DWAA recommends members, helps with topics for articles, and suggests sources and interview subjects. For more information visit the newly relaunched web site www.dogwriters.org, follow us on Facebook at Dog Writers Association of America or on twitter at @DWAA_US.

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Susan M. Ewing
Secretary

Susan M. Ewing has been “in dogs” for over 35 years, and has written eleven dog books, including Bulldogs for Dummies, Poodles for Dummies, and The Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Family Friend and Farmhand. She writes a bi-weekly pet column for The Post-Journal of Jamestown, NY and has written for many national cat and dog publications. Her latest book, American Pit Bull Terrier, won a Maxwell. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Dog Writer’s Association of America and Cat Writers’ Association, of which she is president. Her cat flash cards, Cats! Train Your Owner! won a CWA Muse medallion, as well as the coveted President’s Award. She lives in Jamestown, NY with her husband, Jim, and two Corgis, Rhiannon and Gael.

NEW YORK, NY - The 8th Annual New York's Funniest Reporter Show (www.nyfunniestreporter.com) will take place on Sunday, July 21st @ 5:00 pm at Comic Strip Live (1568 Second Ave / bet 81st & 82nd) comedy club. It will feature seven media professionals each doing five minutes of stand up comedy in order to raise money for the Humane Society of New York (http://www.humanesocietyny.org/). At the end of the night, a winner will be declared.

Competing in the show this year will be: Peter Schiff (Peter Schiff Radio Show), Magee Hickey (WPIX Channel 11), Laurie Dhue (Glenn Beck TV),  Charles Payne (Fox Business), Janice Dean (Fox News Channel), Bob Bowdon (Choice Media) Chris Serico (Newsday), and Dr. Manny Alvarez (Fox News Channel). 2012's NYFR Show Champion Clayton Morris (Fox News Channel) will be performing but, not competing.

Hosting the show will be comedian Mark Anthony Ramirez. Show judges will be Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN), Mark Goldman, and Ryan McCormick.

Headlining the show will be 2013 NYC Mayoral candidate, Randy Credico.

Sponsors for this year's New York's Funniest Reporter show include Talkers, (http://www.talkers.com/), Team Investments Inc (www.teaminvestmentsinc.com), and EsqSpot (http://www.esqspot.com/),

Participants are offered the opportunity to work with a professional comedian and receive a crash course in stand up comedy. The Comedy Mentor also helps prepare them to prepare their material and iron out and pre-stage nervous jitters.

Previous NYFR show participants have included: Jane Velez-Mitchell (CNN Headline News), Courtney Friel (FOX News), Adam Shapiro (FOX Business), Greg Kelly (FOX 5 NY), Clayton Morris (FOX News Channel), Michele Steele (ESPN), Lauren Lyster (RT America), Marianne Garvey (In Touch Magazine), Greg Mocker (WPIX), Wendy Diamond (Animal Fair Magazine), Marlaina Schiavo (CNN), Taryn Winter Brill (Good Morning America), Mike Trainor (NY1), Lori Harfenist (The Resident), Rob Hoell (CW11), Noelle Hancock (Harper Collins), Cooper Lawrence (The Cooper Lawrence Show), Ellis Henican (FOX News & Newsday), Robert George (New York Post), Julia Melim (Hollywood.TV), Nikki Egan (NBC), Wendy Gillette (CBS), Cat Greenleaf (NBC), Paul Messina (NY1), Roger Clark (NY1), Julia Alison (Star Magazine), Lauren Sivan (FOX News), Mandy Stadtmiller (New York Post), Meredith Daniels (Newsday), Marianne Schaberg (CNN), Sean McCarthy (NY Daily News), Alison Rosen (Page Six Magazine), Debbie Nigro (FirstWivesWorld.com), Heather Kovar (New 12), Peter Kramer (The Journal News), and Tiffany McElroy (WPIX).

The cost of admission is $20. To make a reservation, please call (212) 861-9386.


Promotional Video for 8th Annual New York's Funniest Reporte Show

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About New York's Funniest Reporter Show

Since it's inception in 2006, New York's Funniest Reporter Show (www.nyfunniestreporter.com) has featured over twenty six media professionals performing stand up comedy in order to raise money for worthy charities that include Operation Uplink and the Humane Society of New York. Participants have come from: NBC, WPIX, Good Morning America, CBS, NY1, Fox News, Star Magazine, ABC, News 12, MSNBC, CNN, The Resident, New York Post, and New York Daily News. Each Reporter does five minutes of stage time and at the end of the show, a winner is declared.

About the Humane Society of New York:

For over 100 years, the Humane Society of New York (http://www.humanesocietyny.org ) has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. In 1904 they were founded to protect the city's horses against abuse. Members fought for laws to punish negligent owners and place watering troughs in streets and parks. As funds allowed the Society expanded to include a free medical clinic and a small adoption center for cats and dogs. Today their hospital and their Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 30,000 dogs and cats annually, and their numbers continue to grow

And the winners for raising awareness of animal protection issues are…

LOS ANGELES, (March 24, 2013) --The Drew Barrymore all-star cast feature film “Big Miracle,” Stephen Colbert’s satirical “The Colbert Report,” David E. Kelley’s “Harry’s Law,” “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” Discovery Channel’s “Ivory Wars,” ABC’s “Nightline,” and global pop icon Ke$ha took home the honors in major news and entertainment media categories presented at The Humane Society of the United States’ Genesis Awards Benefit Gala on Saturday, March 23, at The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, Calif. “Dancing with the Stars” popular judge and passionate animal advocate Carrie Ann Inaba hosted the ceremony.

Universal Picture’s “Big Miracle” received best Feature Film for its inspiring true story about international efforts to save a family of trapped whales, Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” picked up the Sid Caesar Comedy Award for its biting satire of a Congressman’s defense of dogfighting, and NBC’s “Harry’s Law” won the Dramatic Series Award for a thought-provoking storyline questioning the ethics of keeping primates in captivity. Best TV Documentary went to Discovery’s “Ivory Wars” for a penetrating look at the alarming escalation in elephant ivory trade, and the best TV Newsmagazine Award was shared between NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” for in-depth reporting on endangered orangutans and rhinos and the issue of chimps in research, and ABC’s “Nightline” for an investigation into the shocking abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses by one of the industry’s best-known trainers.

Following in the footsteps of Genesis Award alumni Sir Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Hayden Panettiere, Kristin Davis and Ian Somerhalder, platinum-selling recording artist Ke$ha received HSUS’ coveted Wyler Award for her dedication to spreading the word about multiple animal protection issues to her massive international fan base.

In other categories, Nat Geo Channel’s “Wild Justice” snagged best Reality Series, ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” took the National News Award, “CBS This Morning” picked up best Morning Show, and Los Angeles’ “KNBC 4 News” won the Local TV News prize. Complete list of winners follows.

“We are so grateful to the news and entertainment media for keeping animal protection issues firmly in their view in genres as diverse as comedy programming and documentaries. Concern for the welfare of animals has universal audience appeal, and since so much of what negatively impacts animals occurs out of sight, it’s important that these issues remain in the media spotlight,” said Beverly Kaskey, senior director of HSUS’ Hollywood Outreach program and executive producer of The Genesis Awards.

Genesis Award Winners for 2012

 

FEATURE FILM

Big Miracle Universal Pictures

TV NEWSMAGAZINE

Nightline “The Ugly Truth Behind High Stepping Horses” ABC

Rock Center With Brian Williams NBC -

“At What Cost?”

“Ken and Rosie”

“Last Stand”

DRAMATIC SERIES

Harry’s Law “Gorilla My Dreams” NBC

SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD

The Colbert Report Representative Steve King on dogfighting Comedy Central

TV DOCUMENTARY

Ivory Wars Discovery Channel

REALITY SERIES

Wild Justice Nat Geo Channel

NATIONAL NEWS

World News with Diane Sawyer downer cow video ABC

MORNING SHOW

CBS This Morning “Shark Tagging”

LOCAL TV NEWS

KNBC 4 News “Bunny Trafficking”

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee “Animals? Show Me the Money!” Nickelodeon

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL TV

60 Minutes “Jungle Warfare” Nine Network Australia

PRINT

MAGAZINE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

“Cheetahs on the Edge” by Roff Smith

“Ivory Worship” by Bryan Christy

“Rhino Wars” by Peter Gwin

COLUMNIST

THE CHATTANOOGAN.COM Roy Exum multiple part series on Tennessee Walking Horse soring

NEWSPAPER SERIES

The Sacramento Bee three-part series on Wildlife Services by Tom Knudson

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL PRINT

SOUTH ASIA Magazine (Pakistan) “Animal Welfare in Islam” by Aiman Reyaz and

“Law of the Land” by Anees Jillani, with commentary by Syed Rizvi

THE WYLER AWARD

Ke$ha

THE HSUS GENESIS CORPORATE AWARD

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

The HSUS’ 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala was sponsored in part by Misix, One Car One Difference, Market Development Group, Prai Beauty Group, Tenet and Havas Edge.

Genesis winners photo composite: John Krasinksi and Drew Barrymore in "Big Miracle" (photo credit: Darren Michaels/Universal Pictures); Stephen Colbert (photo credit: Martin Crook); Kathy Bates in "Harry's Law" (photo credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC); Brian Williams (photo credit: Justin Stephens/NBC Universal, Inc.)

Subscribe to Wayne Pacelle’s blog, A Humane Nation. Follow The HSUS on Twitter. See our work for animals on your iPhone by searching “HumaneTV” in the App Store.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty -- on the Web at humanesociety.org.

 

 

News and Entertainment Media in 15 Categories Receive the Nod for Positive Animal Welfare Messaging

(Feb. 22, 2013) – The Humane Society of the United States has named Universal Picture’s “Big Miracle,” Imax/Warner Bros.’ “To the Arctic” and Sony Pictures’ “Darling Companion” among the diverse selection of nominees in contention for its 2013 Genesis Awards, which honor the news and entertainment media for their role in raising awareness of animal issues. Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” and “Futurama,” and NBC’s “The New Normal” are in the running for the Genesis Sid Caesar Comedy Award, while ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” NBC’s “Harry’s Law and FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” are up for the dramatic series award.

Winners in select categories will be presented at The HSUS’ Genesis Awards Benefit Gala, hosted by “Dancing with the Stars” Carrie Ann Inaba, on Saturday, March 23, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

In broadcast news, NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” and “Nightly News,” ABC’s “20/20,” “Nightline” and “World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer,” and CBS’ “60 Minutes,” “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” and “CBS This Morning” are all in line for the hotly contested Genesis newsmagazine, national news and morning show awards.

On the cable television front, HBO’s “One Nation Under Dog” takes on Discovery’s “Ivory Wars” and Animal Planet’s “Street Dog of South Central” for the Genesis TV Documentary award. And in reality programming, Nat Geo’s “Wild Justice” and “Philly Undercover” are nominated alongside Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell,” and MSNBC’s “Caught on Tape.”

“For 27 years, the Genesis Awards have celebrated the power of the media to shed light on animal protection issues,” said Beverly Kaskey, senior director of HSUS’ Hollywood Outreach and executive producer of The Genesis Awards Benefit Gala. “This year one nominee, ‘Big Miracle,’ reflects the Genesis credo with its true account of how one TV reporter’s story triggers a worldwide effort to save a family of imperiled whales, proving that the media can and does make a difference.”

2013 Genesis Awards Nominations

FEATURE FILM

BIG MIRACLE Universal Pictures
DARLING COMPANION Kasdan Films / Sony
DELHI SAFARI Fantastic Films International, LLC
TO THE ARCTIC Imax /Warner Bros.

DRAMATIC SERIES

GREY’S ANATOMY “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” ABC

HARRY’S LAW “Gorilla My Dreams” NBC

SONS OF ANARCHY “J'ai Obtenu Cette" FX

 

SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD

THE COLBERT REPORT Representative Steve King on dogfighting Comedy Central

FUTURAMA “31st Century Fox” Comedy Central

THE NEW NORMAL “Pardon Me” NBC

TV DOCUMENTARY

IVORY WARS Discovery Channel

ONE NATION UNDER DOG: Stories of Fear, Loss and Betrayal HBO

STREET DOGS OF SOUTH CENTRAL Animal Planet

REALITY

CAUGHT ON CAMERA “Hoarding” MSNBC

MY CAT FROM HELL Animal Planet

PHILLY UNDERCOVER “The Raid” Nat Geo WILD

WILD JUSTICE Nat Geo Channel

 

TV NEWSMAGAZINE

20/20 “Deadly Pets” ABC

60 MINUTES “The Race to Save The Tortoise” CBS

INSIDE EDITION “Cockfighting Investigation” Syndicated

NIGHTLINE “The Ugly Truth Behind High Stepping Horses” ABC

ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS “At What Cost?”, “Ken and Rosie, “Last Stand” NBC

 

NATIONAL NEWS

ABC WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE SAWYER downer cow video

CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY “Ivory Poaching”

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS “Hurricane Sandy: Protecting Our Pets”

MORNING SHOW

CBS THIS MORNING “Shark Tagging”

CNN SATURDAY MORNING “Little Boy Blue”

LOCAL TV NEWS

KDVR-TV DENVER FOX 31 NEWS AT NINE "Saving the Discarded Dogs"

KNBC 4 NEWS "Bunny Trafficking"

WOIO TV 19 ACTION NEWS "Busted in Oklahoma" and "An Exotic Homecoming"

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

NICK NEWS WITH LINDA ELLERBEE “Animals? Show Me the Money!” Nickelodeon

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL TV

60 MINUTES “Jungle Warfare” Nine Network Australia

CARTE BLANCHE “Damien’s Rhino War,” “Elephant Birth Control,” “Mauritius Cattle Ship” M-Net South Africa

THE HANOI CONNECTION Spiegel TV (Germany)

PRINT

MAGAZINE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC “Cheetahs on the Edge” by Roff Smith, “Ivory Worship” by Bryan Christy,“Rhino Wars” by Peter Gwin

TIME “Beasts of Burden” by Bryan Walsh

COLUMNIST

THE NEW YORK TIMES Nicholas D. Kristof “Is an Egg for Breakfast Worth This?”

THE CHATTANOOGAN.COM Roy Exum multiple part series on Tennessee Walking Horse soring

NEWSPAPER SERIES

THE SACRAMENTO BEE three-part series on Wildlife Services by Tom Knudson

 

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL

SOUTH ASIA MAGAZINE (Pakistan) “Animal Welfare in Islam” by Aiman Reyaz and

“Law of the Land” by Anees Jillani with commentary by Syed Rizvi

THE STAR (South Africa) “Silencing the Seals” and “Slaughter on the Sand” by Kristen van Schie

The HSUS’ 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala is sponsored in part by Misix, One Car One Difference, Market Development Group, Prai Beauty Group, Tenet, and Havas Edge.

Photo credit: Big Miracle: Darren Michaels/Universal Pictures

Follow The HSUS on Twitter. Follow The Genesis Awards on Twitter. See our work for animals on your Apple or Android device by searching for our "HumaneTV" app.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty -- on the Web at humanesociety.org.