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Organization takes home a total of 18 awards

The American Kennel Club is proud to announce that the Dog Writers Association of American (DWAA) has honored AKC.org, AKC.tv and its newsletters with a total of eight awards at its annual awards banquet. These awards bring the grand total of wins to 18 for 2020. AKC Publications won 10 awards.

AKC.TV’s “Ask the Expert” series won an award in the Video & TV Broadcasts category while AKC.org won a total of 6 awards for various topics in the Online Article or Blog Entry category. The AKC was also honored with The Canine Scribbles Award, won by William Hank with his article “11-Year-Old Cancer Fighter Fulfills Wish of Competing in AKC Agility with Dog Bruiser.”

“We are honored by the recognition that AKC has received in 2020” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “Our talented, professional and experienced staff works diligently to provide quality, informative and entertaining content that helps us achieve our goal of educating our millions of readers and viewers. We’re extremely proud!”

The DWAA awards recognize excellence in print, digital and web-based media. The AKC has won awards in the following categories:

Humor
Stephanie Gibeault – A Dog’s New Year’s Resolutions, AKC.org

Video & TV Broadcasts
Joel Gavriele-Gold – AKC TV Ask the Expert – Human Canine Bond, Grief & Relationships, AKC.TV
Online Article or Blog Entry– Rescue
Kaitlyn Arford – Therapy Dog Provides Virtual Comfort to Hospital as “Flat Finn,” AKC.org

Online Article or Blog Entry– Any Other Topic (TIE)
Kaitlyn Arford – “Booker T. Pug” Inspires Confidence & Reading Comprehension as
Therapy Dog, AKC.org

Online Article or Blog Entry– Any Other Topic (TIE)
William Hank – 11-Year-Old Cancer Fighter Fulfills Wish of Competing in AKC Agility
with Dog Bruiser, AKC.org

Canine or All-Animal Newsletter Article
Penny Leigh – Placing Puppies in the Age of COVID-19: Breeder Safety Tips, AKC.org

Special awards:
The Canine Scribbles Award
William Hank – 11-Year-Old Cancer Fighter Fulfills Wish of Competing in AKC Agility
with Dog Bruiser, AKC.org

The AKC Family Dog Award
Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz – Therapy Dogs Help Calm Capitol Hill Lawmakers Amid
Impeachment Hearings, AKC.org

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