2022 VIVIANs Postponed

In an effort to provide the VIVIAN Task Force the time needed to thoroughly examine the 2021 VIVIANⓇ contest, the RWA Board has approved the task force’s recommendation to postpone the 2022 VIVIAN Contest. This postponement will give the task force time to conduct a thorough analysis of the inaugural contest and make recommendations for changes to be implemented for the 2023 contest period. Under normal circumstances, our contest period begins in October with marketing and advertising campaigns followed by the recruitment and training of judges and accepting contest entries. However, the Board recognizes that the VIVIAN Task Force needs more than a couple of weeks to break down all aspects of the contest to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses outside of those revealed this year.
The VIVIAN Task Force reported that they have an action plan in place to guide them through the analysis process. At the conclusion of their assignment, the task force will submit a comprehensive report to the Board for review and release to the membership.
Entries that would have been eligible for submission in the 2022 contest will be eligible for the 2023 VIVIAN contest. All questions regarding this announcement should be emailed to contest@rwa.org.