For about 20 years the Dog Writer's Association of America Banquet has been held the night before the Westminster Dog Show at the Affinia Hotel, across from the Madison Square Garden. This is an awards banquet to celebrate achievements of those who write and broadcast about dogs. There are several 'special' awards, as dozens of Maxwell Medallions presented. Colleagues judge other colleagues. I've been honored about a few dozen of these Maxwell's - but this night far more was to come.
Here are some images from the Annual Dog Writer’s Association of America Awards Banquet. Here are details of the DWAA Hall of Fame.