The 2020 Cat Writers' Association Certificates of Excellence | Lola The Rescued Cat
Monday, August 16, 2021

The 2020 Cat Writers' Association Certificates of Excellence

 A few weeks ago the Cat Writers' Association announced the Certificates of Excellence Winners in the 2020 Communications Contest. Similar to last year, I was blown away by the results because once again I was the top Certificate of Excellence winner. This year I was honored with 13. 

The Cat Writers’ Association (CWA), is a global, cat-centric organization that is dedicated to excellence in written, visual, and audio media. The organization is comprised of authors, photographers, videographers, graphic artists, bloggers, people on radio and television, and any other media out there, who share information about cats for the general public.

Here are my entries that won Certificates of Excellence and are finalists for the organization's coveted Muse Medallion:

4. Lola's Unspoken Story (Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy)

5. Lola and Lexy's Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Cat (Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy)

6. Lola on the Road: PURRsonal Space - South Jersey's Cat Lounge (Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy)

8. Create a Litter Box Privacy Zone with PetFusion (Written Article: Product Review)

9.  Budget-Friendly Enrichment Ideas for Your Cat  (Video or Television Production: Lifestyle)

11. Rescue Stories - Series (Column/Series)

12. Will You Adopt Me? - Series (Column/Series)

13. Lola Watches the World - Photograph (Photography: Single Image)

2020 was a tough year for everyone worldwide. The lockdown during the pandemic was extremely difficult for me, and focusing on the blog was a distraction. Having muses like Lola and Lexy made some creative ideas flow easily. Now that things are getting back to normal slowly and I'm working outside of the house more frequently, writing time has decreased. I've also been studying for an exam, taking a certification course, and dealing with family issues, which also cuts down on the time I have to interact with my favorite blogs. I still have ideas for posts, though, and I'm slowly working on them. 

Here are a few stats about the contest this year: 
  • There were 469 regular category entries
  • There were 124 individual entrants
  • Entries per category: 
    • Written Article: 253
    • Poetry/ Short Stories: 19 entries
    • Calendars: 1 entry
    • Periodical/National Circulation Publication: 4 entries
    • Books: 47 entries
    • Audio/Video/Webinar: 30 entries
    • Blogs/websites: 16 entries
    • Column/series: 14 entries
    • Social Media Excellence: 16 entries
    • Photography: 43 entries
    • Other visual art: 32 entries
It's truly an honor to be recognized as a certificate winner in such a large pool of extremely talented professionals.  Paws crossed for a Muse Medallion win at the virtual conference in October. 

Many thanks to all of our readers who inspire me to keep this blog going, even when I feel like giving up. I appreciate all of your comments and feedback, and the time you take to visit. Purrs and hugs to all of you. 


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  1. And as I have found ways through time to tell you, I have enjoyed each blog.

  2. Congrats on all your well deserved awards!

  3. Concats!
    You have a delightful blog, and you deserve the recognition.

  4. The kitties and I send you many congrats and concats on your COE's, Dawn! Well deserved!

  5. What a great achievement! Congratulations on ALL of your awards and recognitions! No wonder we keep coming back to visit

  6. conga ratz two ewe lola and lexy on all yur awardz that yur mom iz taken credit for !!! YAY and HOORAY and total lee awesum !!! :) ☺☺♥♥

  7. Big congratulations on all the super nice wins!

  8. I'm not one bit are a wonderful, creative writer! Huge concats to all 3 of you :)

  9. Lucky #13. Congratulations!! You deserve every single one of them. XO

  10. These Certificates are ALL so well deserved! Congratulations!

  11. That is SO awesome! Congratulations on all of your well-deserved COEs. XO

  12. Congratulations on so many awards. They are all very well deserved.

  13. So happy for you, what a wonderful achievement and very well deserved -- each and every one!

  14. Congrats! Your posts are always well-written and informative.

  15. Concatulations!! Isn't it interesting that our humans are always trying to take credit for the awards we win? Still, I guess we need to give them a little bit of credit!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  16. Congrats! What an incredible achievement and honor! you deserve it!!

  17. Con-cat-ulations on your certificates! The more accurate information we all get out there, the better!


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