The Maxwell Medallion is given by the Dog Writers Association of America. This award, named after Maxwell Riddle who wrote a syndicated dog column for 30 years and was a past president of DWAA, is given to many forms of professional writing devoted to dogs. Nominees are announced in the winter edition of the newsletter, Ruff Drafts.
2017 Children’s Category Winner and Nominees
By: Hazel Mitchell
A young boy and his father adopt a dog, Toby, from a local rescue shelter. Unfortunately, Toby is having a challenging time adjusting to his new home and the father is wondering if Toby was the right dog to choose.
|Sled Dog Dachshund
By: Laura Atkins
Jasper the dachshund wants to be in Alaska’s biggest dog sled race. He enters the race but finds he is too little. Still, size is no obstacle for Jasper as he becomes part of a team.
|The Story About Tigger
By: Cameron Pendergraft
Tigger’s life is changed when her family abandons her at a no-kill animal shelter.
|Harry Taylor, Hometown Hero
By: Alden Taylor
A children’s picture book about Harry and his Green Bay Packers pride.