Debbie is a professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association. Every year, CWA holds an annual contest and conference. This year, because of the pandemic, the Awards Ceremony of this conference will be virtual. This event consists of the awarding of prizes by sponsors and Muse Medallions, the most prestigious award given by the CWA. To be in the running for this award, you must win at least one Certificate of Excellence in a contest category. This year, Debbie has won 3 certificates in the article, blog, and short story categories. I was thrilled that her blog award was for this blog and my story, Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery. You can find a list of other winners and the award categories at https://bit.ly/CWA2019CertificatesofExcellence.
Here are some videos from last year’s conference that took place in St. Louis, Missouri. They are from the Cat Writers’ Association Facebook page.
Here is President, Deb Barnes, opening up the Awards Banquet.
Here is a video of the presentation of the special awards at the banquet.
Here is the presentation of the Muse Medallions.
If you’re a writer, artist, poet, or any creative who features cats in their work, you should consider joining this pawsome group. Maybe you can win a prize and meet some talented and cat-loving people at the annual conference when they meet in person next year. For more information, check out the website: http://catwriters.com/