Writers Group Seeks Cat Related Contest Entries

LANCASTER, PA (April 28, 2004) –The international Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) is accepting entries in its 11th annual Communications Contest for published writers, photographers and editors in print, online and broadcast media. This year CWA is offering a record number of corporate-sponsored special awards of $500 to $1,000 each, as well as its own Muse Medallions to winners in approximately 40 writing and graphics categories.

Special awards in 2004 cover topics including feline research, health, behavior, nutrition, seniors, kittens and responsible ownership, plus awards for fiction and new writers. Of special interest to cat breeders, is a new award sponsored by Purina Pro Plan for excellence in writing about purebred cats.

CWA’s writing competition is open to work published between June 16, 2003 and June 15, 2004. Categories cover feline-oriented articles and columns, short stories, poetry, books, photography and video/audio tapes published in magazines, newspapers, newsletters and web sites. Fees are $8.50 per entry for CWA members and $15 per entry for non-members. All published writers and photographers are eligible. Awards are 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 are available 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.



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