Each year, the Cat Writers’ Association selects the best entries and awards them with Certificates of Excellence. The highest-scoring Certificate-winning entry in each category receives a Muse Medallion at our Annual Awards Ceremony. Anything published during the contest year may be entered, including writing, photography, art, graphic design, and more. Anyone (including those outside the United States) can enter, not just members!
For more information, check out The CWA Communications Contest: the Basics.
To view past winners: Past Contest Winners (Muses & Special Awards).
Meet the 2024 Contest Chair
Katherine Kern is an award-winning author, content creator, and freelance writer focusing on cats. Her humorous tales about life with cats and feline-human bond stories appear in various anthologies. Kat’s cat, Bear, inspired her to write about the power of the feline-human bond and taught her that cats are more than they are given credit for. Her blog, Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat, celebrates the unique ways cats enrich our lives.
Kat serves as CWA’s Treasurer (since 2020) and Contest Chair (since 2022). When not wrangling cats for CWA, she enjoys life with her cats, Ellie Mae and Latte.
Thank You to the Other People Who Make the Contest Possible
Special Awards Chair
Dusty Rainbolt firstname.lastname@example.org
Contest Committee for 2024
These members reviewed the rules and results of the 2023 Contest and made suggestions to the Council about the 2024 Contest.
CWA Council of Directors
Council members approved the final version of all contest documents.
Kathy M. Finley
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For questions about the Contest, please contact the Contest Chair, Katherine Kern, at email@example.com.