2019 Golden Heart Contest Dates and Deadlines

Note: All deadlines must be met by 5 p.m. Central Time. All deadlines are final.

November 2018
Online sign-up for volunteer contest judges (RWA members only) opens at 9:00 a.m. CT.

December 1, 2018
2019 Golden Heart Contest opens to entries at 9:00 a.m. CT.

January 11, 2019
Entered works and related contest fees must be submitted to RWA's contest site by 5:00 p.m. CT.

March 16, 2019
Preliminary-round scores due to RWA Office.

March 21, 2019
Emails and phone calls to notify finalists will commence. Release of the official finalist list on RWA website by 2 p.m. CT.

June 11, 2019
Final-round scores due to RWA Office.

August 17, 2019
Preliminary round scores returned to contest entrants.