Written by Marjorie Dawson

The Cat Writers’ Association – The Glamorous Event.

The Cat Writers’ Association – The Glamorous Event.

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I recently announced here on Dash Kitten that I had won several Certificates from the Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) something of which I am very proud.

The certificates have arrived and I want to share some of the splendid Certificates, and the winning images, below but first I want to share the CWA’s latest and most exciting news.

  • What do you do when Covid-19 compels you to cancel a major event?

You celebrate around the world and do it ONLINE!

Meet the cosiest, and most glamorous cat event of 2020.

Glammies to Jammies

The CWA annual conference has been transformed into a magical online celebration and prize-giving ceremony.

The fun graphic below is being used to spread the word about the event, and fundraising they will be doing for Tabby’s Place a rescue local to the original conference’s venue.

You are warmly welcomed to join us on Saturday the 8th of August.

Two of My CWA Certificates

I present two of my photographs with the beautiful Certificates from the CWA. The Certificates encourage me to develop my photography skills much further and I am grateful for the vote of confidence from the CWA.

You may remember ‘Dot Roars’.

Dot’s image perhaps because I shared it when we lost our beloved girl. The picture captures her amazing cattitude and I have had a print created by Snapfish.

My Framed ‘Dot Roars’ print.
Photo scan of a Photographic Award from the Cat Writers Association

The second photograph is from my favourite cat Neko Ngeru Cat Adoption Cafe.

Chenzou at the Cat Cafe

Chenzou was a big part of Neko Ngeru‘s ‘meet and greet’ team of cats until his retirement earlier this year. He now lives at home but he is one of the happiest and most welcoming cats you could hope to meet.

A Black and White Photographic Portrait 'Chenzou Surveys the Cat Cafe'
Photo scan of a Photographic Award from the Cat Writers Association 3

Featured Photo ‘Love at the Cat Cafe’

You can find my favourite certificate winner on the Neko Ngeru front page. Scroll down past their cute slides and see ‘Love at the Cat Cafe’. As I presented the rights to Richelle Okada who is the subject of my photograph, I will not post the photo here.

Cat Writers’ Association, Looking to the Future.

The Cat Writers’ Association is always looking to the future and this year, the Glammies to Jammies 2019 Awards (for work done in the last calendar year) saw CWA categories expanded and revised.

These now include more specialised categories for publishing and ssocial media including microblogging for cat focused accounts on sites like Instagram, as well as redefined categories to embrace new technology around the world in 2019.

If you are a cat writer, painter, photographer or author, have you joined the CWA?

Post Announcement

You can find my post about the CWA Awards here.

Marjorie Dawson

Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.

She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.

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24 thoughts on “The Cat Writers’ Association – The Glamorous Event.”

  1. Thank you for sharing information about the CWA virtual awards ceremony.

    There has been a lot of work behind the scenes and we hope everyone will enjoy the results. Good luck to you on your beautiful photos!

  2. Those pictures are stunning – I can see why they won! Congratulations!
    I love that so many organizations are moving their events to a virtual format rather than cancelling them entirely. While it’s not quite ‘the same’, at least we can still enjoy the festivities in a new way.

    • Many organisations and societies are beginning to realise they could reach so many more people (or fans for a cause) by including an online element. I hope the trend continues.

  3. It’s unfortunate that all of the awards and conferences gatherings now have to happen online – but at least they are still going on. Congratulations on your awards – you deserve them! I absolutely adored your Dot Roars photo – perfect capture!

  4. Congrats on your awards. I think you should get the Muse for Dot Roars. It’s seriously one of the cutest photos. I’m going to try to tune in next week.

  5. Glammies to Jammies! I love it!

    What a great way to take lemons and make lemonade.

    Congrats on your awards. You earned them. The black and white cat cafe photo is still my favorite

  6. Congratulations for winning, you deserve it as your photography is just amazing, and those two photos are really incredible. Layla woofs Mazal Tov.

    Thanks for the blog hop this week as always

  7. Congrats! You totally deserve the awards. I especially love your “Dot Roars” photo.

  8. Concats!! Those photos are Wow and Aww inducing!
    Glad you entered them:)

    Not sure if I will be able to see that event, as the time slot doesn’t fit too well with our doings…but I might be able to catch the last bit of it.

    Are they going to have it as a video to look at later?

  9. Concatulations Miss Marjorie ! You worked hard for it, and those awards are well deserved ! Purrs

  10. congrats to you Marjorie on your wins; well deserved. wish I could attend the event; I bet it will be fun !!! 🙂 thanx for sharing the zoom link tho 🙂 ♥♥


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