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Carmel Dog Tales™ Presents… America’s 1st Annual PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature

In honor of the Pulitzer Prize celebrating 100 years of excellence in journalism and the arts, Carmel Dog Tales presents America’s 1st Annual PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature.

Salinas, CA, July 09, 2017 - In honor of the Pulitzer Prize celebrating 100 years of excellence in journalism and the arts, Carmel Dog Tales presents America’s 1st Annual PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature. And what better venue to host the Award Ceremony than Carmel, California – often named America’s Most Dog-friendly town -- where writers such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Robinson Jeffers and Mary Austin, lived and explored the good, the bad, and the ugly of the human comedy.

But what of the Canine comedy? What of the great real-life dog stories?

Have a Story to Tell About Your Beloved Pooch?

Carmel Dog Tales™ wants to read the most memorable adventure, romance, comedy, or tear-jerker tale you’ve had with your dog. It’s time to recognize and honor ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell about their BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever!)

The PAWlitzer Prize™ will be presented to winners in two non-fiction categories: Drama and Humor. The Awards Ceremony will take place in Carmel, Ca., October 14, 2017. Afternoon festivities will include:

Entertainment and treats for all blue bloods, mixed breeds and mutts – canine and human!

PAWlitzer Prize Winners will be invited to read their stories at the Awards Ceremony.

Featured entertainment will be a PAWetry Slam™ where finalists get to perform their pooch passionate doggerel. Canine and human audience response will determine the winner. PAWetry Slam contestants will submit YouTube videos to be invited to perform at the Awards Ceremony.

For eligibility rules and submission guidelines for the PAWlitzer Prize™ and the PAWetry Slam™, including information on prizes, Judges, entry fees & full event details, go to:

100% of all net proceeds from the PAWlitzer Prize event will benefit the SPCA for Monterey County and The Birchbark Foundation.

PAWlitzer Prize™ Partners & Sponsors include: Chatterbox PR, , Diggidy Dog Boutique, , Porta Bella Restaurant, , Carmel Road Wines, , Carmel Country Inn, , Tradewinds Carmel,, Kerry Lee Jewelry, , Suds ‘n Scissors Pet Spa, , Say WOOF! Petography, , A. Herman - Dog Therapist,

Carmel Dog Tales™ was founded by Mark Oman, a best-selling golf humorist, longtime Carmel resident, and volunteer with the Monterey County SPCA and Carmel Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Barbara, have two rescue mutts from the SPCA, Winifred and Winston.
Carmel Dog Tales offers everything you and your pooch need to know to walk and wag your tails through Carmel-By-The-Sea.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for Monterey County is your nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. Online at

About Birchbark Foundation
By providing financial resources for those in need and educational resources to our community, BirchBark Foundation empowers people to make informed decisions in times of crisis and to be better advocates for their pets. BirchBark offers assistance grants to animal owners who are unable to cover some or all of the cost of their pet’s medical care. BirchBark currently offer grants only to financially qualified applicants in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. The Foundation is reliant on the discounted services of Associate Member Hospitals. For more information please visit:

Media Contact: Mark Oman (831) 624-4386 FAX: (831) 626-9357   

Contact Information

  • Name: Marci Bracco Cain

    Company: Chatterbox PR

    Telphone: -- , -

    Address: Contact:
    Marci Bracco Cain
    Chatterbox PR
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831) 747-7455