Each year, the Cat Writers’ Association selects the best entries in each category and awards them with Certificates of Excellence. The highest-scoring Certificate-winning entry in each category receives a Muse Medallion at our Annual Awards Ceremony. Special Awards focus on a specific topic and come with cash prizes to the winners. Anything published during 2022 may be entered, and that includes writing, photography, art, graphic design, and more. Anyone (including those outside the United States) can enter, not just members!

Submission Info

Prize Info

  • First Prize: Presidents Award: Muse Medallion + $500

  • Second Prize: Multiple prizes, including Muse Medallions and cash for some.

  • Third Prize: Multiple prizes, including Muse Medallions, Certificates of Excellence, and cash prizes for some.

  • Additional Information: The 2022 contest awarded 53 Muse Medallions, 238 Certificates of Excellence, and $10,750 in special award monies.

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