CWA Awards 35 Muse Medallions at 25th Anniversary Banquet


No more purring or “musing” about it! The results are in. The Cat Writers Association awarded 35 of  its coveted Muse Medallions at the 25th Anniversary Banquet and Conference in St. Louis, MO on May 18, 2019. Following is a list of the Muse Medallion winners. For a list including all finalists and special award winners, click here

CWA President Deb Barnes

CWA President Deb Barnes ready to present at the ceremony.

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Magazine: National Circulation — Keiger, Teresa

Cat Talk Magazine

Written Article: Health & General Care — Barnes, Deb

Stairs, Safety, and Senior Cats – 10 Tips to Help Ease Your Cat Into His Golden Years

Written Article: Behavior/Training/Enrichment — Thornton, Kim Campbell

Friending Felines and Got a Fraidy Cat? (tied)

Written Article: Lifestyle — Koester, Sierra

Caring for a Cat When You’re Visually Impaired

 Written Article: Feline-Human Bond — Kern, Katherine

Do cats need human interaction or are they completely fine on their own?

 Written Article: Veterinary Medicine & Research — Shaw, Fran Pennock

Stem-Cell Therapy May Help Cats Resistant to Traditional Treatment for FGCS

 Written Article: Humor/Entertainment — Willett, Susan

Text from Cat: Rub My Belly

Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy — Thornton, Kim Campbell

Out of the Cold

Poem: Nichols, Karen

Scout Sammy’s Cat Scouts Christmas Story

Short Story/Flash Fiction/Anthology — Kladnik, Marci

A Magical Moment

Annual or Long Publication — Kazmarski, Bernadette

Rescue, Foster, Rehome, Repeat

2019: Pittsburgh C.A.T.

2019 Calendar

 Books: Fiction – Mystery — Douglas, Carole Nelson

Absinthe Without Leave: A Midnight Louie Cafe Noir Mystery

 Books: Fiction – Other — Ward, Sandi

Something Worth Saving

 Books: Nonfiction – Health & Behavior — Nicholas, BVetMed, Jason

101 Essential Tips Kitten or New Cat: Health & Safety

Books: Nonfiction – Other — Ewing, Susan M.

77 Things to Know Before Getting a Cat

 Books: Poems/Gifts/Other — Redinger, Austin

CFA Ambassador Cats Adult Coloring Book

Video/Television Production: Health/Behavior/Training — Nugent, Zachary

Pet Dish TV – Cat agility training

Video/Television Production: Lifestyle Nugent, Zachary

Pet Dish TV – Celebrating Captivating Cats

Video/Television Production: Humor/Entertainment Grelyak, Alana

Is Your Cat A Nudist? – CATastrophes Web Series

Video/Television Production: Rescue & Advocacy Nugent, Zachary

Pet Dish TV – Chai the courageous cat

Audio / Broadcast: Any Format — LeBaron, Stacy

Podcast Episode 262 — Karen Kraus, Executive Director of the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, and Bob Sallinger, Conservation Director at the Audubon Society of Portland

Blogsite/Website: Rescue & Advocacy — White, Dawn

Lola The Rescued Cat

 Column / Online Column — Garson, Lyn T.

Technically Speaking

Social Media Expression: Lifestyle — Marton, Maggie

A Year in the Life of a Cat and Her Dog

 Social Media Expression: Rescue & Advocacy — Jablonski, Adam

Alley Cat Rescue’s Instagram account (alleycatrescue)

Social Media Expression: Humor & Entertainment — Glovatsky, Debbie

GLOGIRLY – Tails of Two Funny Cats & Their Girl Facebook Page

Photography: Single Glovatsky, Debbie

Waffles the Four-Eyed Kitty

Photography: Series — Shutt, Mollie

Ex-Mouse Gift

Photographic Art: Glovatsky, Debbie

GLOGIRLY Cats 2019 Desk Calendar


Cartoon: Piro, Stephanie

Cat Ancestors 

Illustration: Single — Nakchbendi, Yasaar

Cover – Cat Blogging Calendar 2019

Illustration: Series— Kazmarski, Bernadette

Klepto Cat Covers 27 through 32

Graphic Design — Keiger, Teresa

CFA National Awards Banquet Awards Booklet Cover

Fine Art — Solomon, Cori Sima

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Hankering to try for a win next year? It was announced next year’s banquet will be held in mid-July in conjunction with the CFA cat show in Edison, New Jersey. We will post details as they become available. Congratulations all!

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