Vivian Contest Deadlines

Updated February 10, 2021

October 1, 2020
Judge sign up begins. A link to the application will be posted by 9 a.m. CT. 

November 6, 2020
An initial entry cap will be announced based on the number of accepted judges at that time. If the initial entry cap is met before November 23, entrants will be placed on a waitlist. 

November 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. CT
Contest opens. Members and non-members may submit one entry at this time. 
 
November 20, 2020
Judge sign ups close.

November 23, 2020
A final entry cap will be announced; entrants placed on the waitlist will be admitted to the contest in the order entries were received until the final entry cap is met. All entrants will be notified of their waitlist status. 

November 24, 2020 at 11 a.m. CT
Both member and non-member entrants may enter a second book if the final entry cap has not been met. 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.

April 7, 2021
Round two scores due to RWA Office.
Updated February 10, 2021

April 14, 2021
Emails and phone calls to notify finalists will commence. Release of official finalist list on RWA's website by 2 p.m. CT.
Updated February 10, 2021

June 25, 2021
Round three scores due to RWA Office.
Updated February 10, 2021

July 14-17, 2021
Winners will be announced at a ceremony during the RWA national conference.