The 2021 Cat Writers' Association Certificates of Excellence | Lola The Rescued Cat
Thursday, August 4, 2022

The 2021 Cat Writers' Association Certificates of Excellence

 A few weeks ago The Cat Writers' Association (CWA) sent out a newsletter announcing the winners of Certificates of Excellence for the 2021 Annual Communications Contest. I was very excited to learn that I won 14 Certificates of Excellence this year. 

For those who are unfamiliar with the organization, 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:

1.  Reduce Your Cat's Stress With the RelaxoPet PRO (Written Article: Product Review)

Black and white cat with Petlibro Fountain

3.  Keep Your Home Fresh With the Okaysou AirMax8L (Written Article: Product Review)

5.  What to do When You Find a Kitten Outdoors (Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy)

6.  Eight Ways to Use Your Talents to Help a Shelter (Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy)

7.  Lessons I Learned From My Rescued Cat (Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy)

Tabby cat in window

8.  5 Myths About Feral Cats Debunked (Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy)

9.  Five Ways You Can Help Feral Cats (Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy)

10. Rescue Stories (Serial Works Entered by an Editor)

Tabby and Black and White Cat

12.  Lola The Rescued Cat (Blog/Website: Educational/Informative)

13.  Five Winter Weather Tips to Help Community Cats (Written Article: General Care)

An entry wins a Certificate of Excellence if it receives an average score of 90 or higher based on the scores submitted independently by the three judges (all Professional CWA Members) for that category. I judged this year and the caliber of the entries I read was impressive. 

In October the winners of the Muse Medallion in each category will be announced at the CWA virtual ceremony. Lola and Lexy are crossing their paws for come wins, even though the competition is very tough. 

In 2021 I worked very hard to produce consistent content for the blog. I won't have much to submit next year because my writing slowed down a lot this year, so I will enjoy these certificates and any Muses (if I'm lucky enough to win one.) 

Although our participation in the blogosphere has been very sporadic in 2022, I so appreciate all of you who continue to visit and comment. Your comments keep me going and push me to get back into the swing of creating content. I do have plans for more posts in the Community Cat Awareness series, and I'm looking forward to getting back to cat cafes for our Lola on the Road series. 

Purrs and hugs to all of you! 


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  1. Congratulations on all your certificates, they are well deserved.

  2. Congratulations on all your COEs! So well deserved.

  3. Concatulations on all your Certificates of Excellence, Dawn! Very well deserved!

  4. You ROCK! Love from Loulou et famille

  5. Congratulations!! Wonderful to get so many recognitions!

  6. Concatulations to you and Lola and Lexy !

  7. Big congratulations from us too, y'all always rock the writing world!

  8. Congratulations!! Every one is much deserved. XO

  9. You two (oops) You THREE have done billiantly! Well done.

    Marjorie and Toulouse at Dash Kitten

  10. I always wonder where my comments go because I was here yesterday. Maybe spam. Congrats on the Certificates, so deserved, we always enjoy your writing!

  11. Amazing and SO well deserved, Dawn! Congratulations!

    1. Stupid Blogger. It made us leave our comment as "anonymous." Annoying. Anyway ... Your C of Es are super amazing and SO well deserved, Dawn! Congratulations!

  12. 14 certificates of excellence! Wow! Concatulations!

  13. Cleaning up again, Dawn!! :-)

  14. Concatulations on your well deserved certificates, Lola and Lexy🎉 I also want to Thank You for bringing comfort on the passing of my sweet Little Binky. It's good to know that she had so many friends. Thank You🌸Pawkisses from heaven to all of you🐾😽✨

  15. Congratulations, Dawn, Lola and Lexy! My favorite piece was "Lessons I Learned from my Rescue Cat."


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