NEW YORK –The international Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) announces its 11th annual writing competition for published writers, photographers and editors in print, online and broadcast media. The CWA offers corporate-sponsored special awards of $500 to $1,300, as well as its own Muse Medallions™ to winners in 38 categories.
The competition is open to work published between June 16, 2003 and June 15, 2004. Categories cover feline-oriented magazine, newspaper, newsletter and online feature articles and columns, short stories, poetry, books, photography, video/audio tapes and more. The fee is $8.50 per entry for CWA members and $15 per entry for nonmembers. All published writers and photographers are eligible and encouraged to participate. Awards will be presented at CWA’s annual conference November 19-21, 2004, in Houston, Texas, in conjunction with the Cat Fanciers’ Association’s International Cat Show.
Rules and entry forms will be available after April 1, 2004 from the CWA website (www.catwriters.org) or by sending a self-addressed stamped business-size envelope to contest chair Beth Adelman, 69 Poplar St., 2C, Brooklyn, NY 11201. The deadline for submitting entries is July 1, 2004.
CWA was founded in 1992 and is dedicated to providing news, information, and education on all aspects of cat care and welfare, as well as improving the quality of writing about cats. CWA provides members with networking opportunities and encourages professionalism and communication among cat writers, photographers, artists, editors and broadcasters.