DWAA Honors Best Dog Books and Magazines

BowTie Inc. takes home top award for “Dog Heroes of September 11th.”

By | Posted: February 13, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

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Author Nona Kilgore Bauer and BowTie Inc.’s Kennel Club Books Editor Andrew DePrisco celebrate with DWAA President Ranny Green (center) after Kilgore Bauer’s book “Dog Heroes of September 11th” won the President’s Award at the organization’s annual dinner in New York on Feb. 11
© Mary Bloom

It was an impressive night for BowTie Inc.’s books and magazines Feb. 11, 2007 at the Dog Writers Association of America awards banquet held in New York City. The awards honor the best dog books and magazines, as well as articles and artwork that are featured in dog publications and on canine websites.

The BowTie Press book, “Dog Heroes of September 11th,” by Nona Kilgore Bauer, was chosen as the Best General Interest Book. Then at the end of the evening, it was honored with the top prize of the night, the Pro Plan President’s Award, which is given to the best entry among all winners from the 62 different categories. This is an impressive and prestigious award that highlights BowTie and Kilgore Bauer’s extraordinary work.

Also honored by the DWAA was Dogs for Kids magazine, which won for Best Special Interest Dog or All-Animal Magazine. This marks the first time Dogs for Kids has been recognized by the DWAA.

BowTie Chairman of the Board Norman Ridker, DOG FANCY/DogChannel Editor Susan Chaney (center), and Dogs For Kids Editor Jackie Franza show off two medals won by the publications: Best Special Interest Dog Magazine (Dogs For Kids) and Best Photo for a Weimaraner photograph by Mark Raycroft in DOG FANCY.
© Mary Bloom

Other impressive wins for BowTie include Dog World columnist D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D., who was awarded the Eukanuba Canine Health Award for her article “Researcher’s Best Friend.” Two of Coile’s other Dog World articles were also nominated for Best Feature in an All-Breed Magazine.

Dogs in Review contributor Amy Fernandez took home the Elsworth S. Howell Award for her article about the history of how dog shows developed.

Rounding out BowTie’s many wins include regular DOG FANCY and Popular Dogs Series writer Eve Adamson, who was honored for her article “Discover the Original Dog,” which appeared in Popular Dogs’ magabook “Mutts.” The award for Humor in Any Media went to Peter Gerstenzang for his DOG FANCY article “Sleeping with My Dog.”

In the Best Photography category, photographer Mark Raycroft won for his photo of a Weimaraner, which accompanied a feature article entitled “A Vibrant Shade of Gray” in DOG FANCY’s June 2006 issue.

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