Important Dates for 2021

  • July 6, 2021 – Contest is open for entries.
  • August 6, 2021 – Submissions close (Midnight Eastern Time)
  • October 1, 2021 – Top 3 Finalists announced; Entries sent to Final Round judges
  • November 6, 2021 – Winners announced live, 9:30 am during the ACFW Virginia Royal Writers Conference


Entry fee is payable by PayPal and is non-refundable.

Entry fees are used by the ACFW Virginia chapter to finance the Royal Writers Conference, as well as raise funds for local chapter events.

You may choose to join ACFW VA, if you are a Virginia resident and member of ACFW National, at the time of entrance in order to receive the member entry fee rate. Members of the ACFW Mid-Atlantic zone (Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, or Washington D.C.) may also join the ACFW Virginia chapter.

  • ACFW Virginia Chapter Members: $20
  • Non-members: $25

Multiple entries require separate entry fees.
If an entrant must withdraw from the contest for any reason, they forfeit their entry fee.