Contest Deadlines

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

    November 17, 2015
    Online sign-up for volunteer contest judges (RWA members only) opens at 9:00 a.m. CT.

    December 10, 2015
    2016 Golden Heart Contest opens to entries at 9:00 a.m. CT.

    January 11, 2016
    Entered works and related contest fees must be submitted to RWA's contest site by 5:00 p.m. CT.

    March 18, 2016
    Preliminary-round scores due to RWA Office.

    March 25, 2016
    E-mails and phone calls to notify finalists will commence. Release of the official finalist list on RWA website by 2 p.m. CT.

    Final-round scores due to RWA Office.