The New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists announced the winners of its annual writing competition today (for work done in 2016). I’m thrilled and honored to share the news that I earned three prizes in this year’s competition in my home state, all for articles about dog industry.
Each of the three awards is for second place in its respective category:
- Best Independent Blog for this post about dog auctions on DogMerchants.com, the website I created in tandem with my 2016 book The Dog Merchants;
- Best Magazine Feature Writing for this article on Salon.com about the big business behind the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show;
- Best Regional/State Editorial Writing for this piece in The Washington Post about how our political vitriol is impeding efforts to improve dogs’ lives in commercial breeding kennels.
A full list of the winners is here—and there is some really great journalism in the links by all of my colleagues in the industry. Congratulations to all the winners!