Whole Dog Journal's Blog February 13, 2019

WDJ Article Wins Dog Writers Association of America Award

Posted at 04:49PM - Comments: (5)

The Dog Writers Association of America was established in 1935. The organization describes itself as “the most recognized professional writing association devoted to dogs,” and its annual writing competition recognizes excellent dog-related journalism in newspapers, magazines, newsletters, website, books, photos, illustrations and more. Its 2018 award winners were announced at the DWAA’s annual banquet on February 10, held during the Westminster Dog Show in Manhattan.

CJ Puotinen fecal transplants

It’s a character flaw I’m sure, but I perennially fail to consider submitting work from Whole Dog Journal to the contest; it seems there are often more pressing projects! Fortunately, some of WDJ’s authors are more on top of things than I, and they will sometimes submit their work – and often, win an award!

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In 2018, it was long-time Whole Dog Journal contributor CJ Puotinen who entered her article from the February 2018 issue, “A Better Biome,” in the category of “Article: General Health or Care.” The article was long and a bit technical – like all of CJ’s well-researched articles! – but it provided the best information currently available on a rapidly evolving and highly promising area of study. We are pleased to announce that CJ’s article won the category!

CJ continues to follow the developments on this topic, and will likely produce another article for WDJ later this year, with updates regarding newcomers to the canine fecal transplant therapy field.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t also note that each of my fellow Belvoir Media Group publications were also winners in the competition. Dogster Magazinewon an award for the best “Single, Related, or All-Breed Dog Magazine. DogWatch won a Pet Fashion Guild Pet Fashion Award for its article "What Not to Wear: Dog Leashes." And Tufts University’s Your Dog won one for best “Canine Newsletter.”

Congratulations to my fellow Belvoir editors! And my gratitude to CJ – let’s get some more articles in the works!

Comments (5)

Way to Go CJ, Whole Dog Journal, and my dear friend Nancy!

Posted by: Stanleyhorse | February 14, 2019 9:27 PM    Report this comment

You earned a well deserved award. Congratulations

Posted by: Holly 1 | February 14, 2019 3:14 PM    Report this comment

Nice to see that the Dog Writers Association of America agrees and recognizes what I've known for many years ... congratulations!

Posted by: Louie the labradoodle | February 14, 2019 1:11 PM    Report this comment

Congratulations! Way to go! Nice to be recognized for your hard work and wonderful information. 👊💕🐶

Posted by: Joanilane | February 14, 2019 12:31 PM    Report this comment

congratulations WDJ team, you deserve it!

Posted by: sandyeggan | February 14, 2019 9:55 AM    Report this comment

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