Honored with three wins and 15 nominations across multiple print and digital categories

 Irvine, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2016) – i-5 Publishing, a leading media technology company, today announced that it was honored by The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) in its 2015 Writing Competition.

The company and writers associated with the company received 15 nominations and won three awards, including:


  • Magazines – Category: Annual, Special Interest, or Any Other Subject

o    Puppies 101


  • Books – Category: Club Special Publications

o    The AKC New Complete Dog Book

  • Special Awards – The Adoptashelter.com Adopt a Homeless Dog Award

o    Rachel Phelps, “10 Ways to Help Animals,” Petcha.com


“We are happy to be recognized once again by the DWAA for our dog-centric writing and publishing excellence across print and digital,” said i-5 Publishing chief executive officer, Keith Walter. “These awards are a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams and our ongoing commitment to the canine world.”

The winners were announced at the DWAA banquet on February 14, 2016 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. The event precedes the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Winners received the prestigious DWAA Maxwell Medallion, named in honor of the late Maxwell Riddle who co-founded the 81-year-old organization. Sponsors also awarded cash grants for special writing awards.

Other nominations for the company and associated writers, included:


  • Category: Magazines, Single, Related, or All-Breed

o    Dogs in Review


  • Category: Magazine Articles, Health or General Care

o    Deb. Eldredge, DVM, “P is for Prostate,” Dogs in Review


  • Category: Magazine Articles, Rescue

o    Meredith Wargo, “Aged to Perfection,” Rescue Me


  • Category: Article/Columns- Art or Any Other Topic

o    Meredith Wargo, “Spay/Neuter Progress Report,” Rescue Proud


  • Category: Special Award: North Shore Animal League America Award

o    Kelly Cabell Pulley, Diversity,” Dogster.com

  • Category: Online Articles or Blog- Health and General Care

o    Deb Eldredge, DVM, “Dog Bones and Safety,” Petcha.com

  • Category: Online Article or Blog- Rescue

o    Meredith Wargo, “The Plight of Greyhounds Abroad,” Rescueproud.com

  • Category: Opinions/Editorials

o    Allan Reznik, “Showable vs. Show Quality,” Dogs in Review


  • Category: Special Award: The Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Book or Article

o    Teoti Anderson, “The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training,” i-5 Press

  • Category: Books- Rescue or Adoption

o    Tracy Libby, “The Rescued Dog Problem Solver,” i-5 Press

  • Category: Books- Training or Sports

o    Teoti Anderson, “The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training,” i-5 Press

  • Category: Special Award: DWAA Pat Santi Memorial Friends of Rescue Award

o    Meredith Wargo, “Aged to Perfection,” Rescue Me


About i-5 Publishing
i-5 Publishing is a leading media technology company that creates remarkable content focusing on lifestyle experiences for avid enthusiasts and informed specialty audiences. Our dedicated professionals ideate, design, and create iconic content and services that deliver audiences across all platforms. Founded in 2013, i-5 Publishing is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit www.i5publishing.com.

About The Dog Writer’s Association of America

The Dog Writers Association of America is the most recognized professional writing association devoted to dogs. Founded on February 13th, 1935 by a group of editors and publishers invited to the Westminster Kennel Club, the DWAA now includes over 500 members. DWAA encompasses all aspects of the world of dog writing and publishing –showing, performance, behavior, training, health, and the human animal bond. For 81 years, DWAA has helped members share ideas for articles, helped with interviews and discussed fees and contracts. For editors and publishers, DWAA recommends members, helps with topics for articles, and suggests sources and interview subjects. For more information visit the newly relaunched web site www.dogwriters.org, follow us on Facebook at Dog Writers Association of America or on twitter at @DWAA_US.


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Media Contacts:
Cameron Triebwasser

i-5 Publishing
949-855-8822, ext.3345


Lea-Ann Germinder

Germinder & Associates for DWAA

212-367-2170 or 917-334-8682