Six Catster writers and one photographer have earned certificates of excellence from the Cat Writers Association, according to the group’s website. The named individuals entered works in the association’s annual contest. The certificates identify them as finalists; winners in multiple categories will be named at the BlogPaws conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in May and will receive medals called Muse Medallions.
The Catster writers are Phillip Mlynar, Susan Logan McCracken, JaneA Kelley, Heather Marcoux, Lisa Richman and Jen Reeder. The photographer is Andrew Marttila. All the work named in the certificates appeared in Catster. Kelley received an additional certificate for her long-running blog, Paws and Effect.
The Cat Writers Association describes itself as an organization founded to encourage professionalism among cat writers, photographers, artists and broadcasters.
The named categories, individuals and works are as follows.
Magazine Article: Behavior and Training
Phillip Mlynar: “Ooh, It’s a Box!” Why Cats Will Play With Just About Anything
Susan Logan McCracken: Kitty Quirks: 15 Reasons Why We Love and Laugh at Our Cats
Magazine Article: Rescue/Advocacy
Phillip Mlynar: Adventures in Giving Back
JaneA Kelley: Keep It Clean
Heather Marcoux: 5 Father’s Day Gifts From My Unemployed, Moneyless Cats
Online Article: Health and General Care
JaneA Kelley: When a Horse is Really a Zebra
Lisa Richman: Kidney Transplants for Cats? Yes — Here Are the Facts
Online Article: Rescue/Advocacy
Online Article: Any Other Topic
JaneA Kelley: Give Me the Old, Creaky Cats
Phillip Mlynar: Monday Miracle
Phillip Mlynar: Social Cat of the Week
Blog: Any Other Topic
JaneA Kelley: Paws and Effect
Color Photograph: Single
Andrew Marttila: Catster Cover Photo