Note: All deadlines must be met by 5 p.m. Central Time. All deadlines are final.
November 21, 2017
Online sign-up for volunteer contest judges (RWA members only) opens at 9:00 a.m. CT.
December 1, 2017
2018 Golden Heart Contest opens to entries at 9:00 a.m. CT.
January 11, 2018
Entered works and related contest fees must be submitted to RWA's contest site by 5:00 p.m. CT.
March 16, 2018
Preliminary-round scores due to RWA Office.
March 21, 2018
E-mails and phone calls to notify finalists will commence. Release of the official finalist list on RWA website by 2 p.m. CT.
June 11, 2018
Final-round scores due to RWA Office.
August 17, 2018
Preliminary round scores returned to contest entrants.