Banquet & Conference Registration

Muse BJSatnightCWA51_zpsbc15bdefEach year, the Cat Writers’ Association honors the best cat work of the year, recognizing the finalists and winners of the prestigious Muse Medallion™ and corporate awards (this year in excess of $11,000) at a gala Awards Banquet celebration traditionally held during our annual Writers Conference. Many of these sponsors will be on hand to present awards and meet-and-greet attendees. Since cats are so concerned about their grooming and appearance, banquet attendees often dress to the nines (lives.) Black tie is in no way required, but as they used to say, “If you got ‘em, wear ‘em.” Bling is encouraged, and in the case of our officers, expected.


The 22nd Annual CWA Conference events–seminars, book signing, editor/agent appointments and more–will be combined with the 2016 BlogPaws Conference June 23-25, 2016. CWA members receive the same “blogger” and “small business” rate which entitles you to attend any of the exciting sessions/events, whether hosted by CWA, by BlogPaws or by both. Stay tuned for the tentative schedule and call-out for speakers! This is an event you don’t want to miss.


Register for the conference here!


The CWA Awards Banquet is a SEPARATE TICKET and must be purchased from this page via PayPal link, or by snail mail. The 22nd Annual CWA Awards Banquet will be held Friday evening, starting about 7:30-10:00 pm June 24, 2016, also at the Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa outside Phoenix, AZ. The CWA wants as many contest entrants and guests to be able to attend as possible (contest details are here). Thanks to our generous sponsors, the cost of the night’s reception and banquet is subsidized at a fraction of the actual cost. Register EARLY to take advantage of these savings.


  • Early Bird Banquet Registration until Dec. 5, 2015:  $65.00 (RUSH to take advantage of this huge discount!)
  • Banquet Registration Dec. 6 until Jan. 19, 2016 (contest deadline!): Member Rate $75, Nonmember rate $85
  • Banquet Registration Jan. 20 until June 10, 2016: $95.00
Please use PayPal (below) to register. For those wishing to send a check by mail, make the check payable to CAT WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION, note on the check whether you are a CWA Member or not, and indicate the name of the person(s) attending. Mail to:

Lynn Miller, Treasurer
14 Patrick Henry Court
Monroe NJ 08831

NO REFUNDS! But you can transfer your registration (CWA rate to CWA members only) through June 10th, 2016, by notifying Lynn Miller via email of the name change. After June 10th transfers cannot be processed.


2015-16 CWA Awards Banquet
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