Way back in 1992, I helped found the Cat Writers’ Association. Each year, the CWA hosts a contest for published work, and honors the best cat-centric material with a Certificate of Excellence in dozens of cat-egories. The top Certificate entry received the prestigious Muse Medallion, announced at the annual awards banquet, usually held with the conference. Other sponsored awards also announced that night offer cash grants and trophies from the best-of-the-best in feline products and services companies. This year, the virtual awards ceremony takes place October 15.
Cat Writers’ Association Annual Contest
I’ve entered almost every year, from a single book to sometimes several articles. Writers have prolific years, and other times we don’t have as much published. Sometimes I win, other times I don’t. This year some of my favorite pieces got no mention, and I even had a piece disqualified. *s* And that’s fine, because I trust the judges. Besides, everyone who enters has already won because their work got published. When I first started, I could have papered my walls with all the rejection letters.
It’s more fun and rewarding to receive recognition from colleagues, of course. That tells us we’re on the right track, and our efforts matter. This year, I didn’t have a book to enter but wrote a bunch of content for my blog and for clients’ sites. I learned that seven (!!!) of my entries earned the coveted Certificate of Excellence Award. Can you hear me purring? That’s a personal best! I’ve included the links to the articles below—just CLICK on the certificate picture—if anyone wants to take a look. I’ll find out later if any of them also won a Muse Medallion.
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Great! Richly deserved.
Heartfelt congratulations Amy. It is always thrilling to have our work recognised by our peers! You are amazing.
Thanks so much!
Congratulations, Amy! Please give the link to the post to Marjorie so she can share on Twitter.
Thanks, I think she got it.
Thanks so much@
HUGE Concatulations and WELL DESERVED!!! xoxo
Many concatulations, Amy!
ConCATulations Nancy! MEE WOW for sure.
Thank you, a great surprise for sure!
leave it to me to address the elephant in the room….but…that’s how I roll…….who is NANCY??? BWWWWAAAH!!
??? Nancy? Now I have to figure out what that means.😀
Oh now I see it! Lol!