Vivian Contest Deadlines
October 1, 2020
Judge sign up begins.
October 23, 2020
Judge sign up closes.
November 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. CT
Contest opens to one entry per RWA member.
November 17, 2020 at 11 a.m. CT
Entry opens to non-members. All entrants may only enter one book during this period.
November 24, 2020 at 11 a.m. CT
Both member and non-member entrants may enter a second book. All entrants may enter up to 2 books total.
December 4, 2020 at 5 p.m. CT
Contest closes to entries.
January 4, 2021
Deadline for books to be submitted to RWA's contest site. Failure to meet this deadline will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the entry fee.
January 22, 2021
Round one scores due to RWA Office.
March 22, 2021
Round two scores due to RWA Office.
March 29, 2021
Emails and phone calls to notify finalists will commence. Release of official finalist list on RWA's website by 2 p.m. CT.
June 7, 2021
Round three scores due to RWA Office.
July 14-17, 2021
Winners will be announced at a ceremony during the RWA national conference.