Important Dates for 2024

  • Contest Opens  – July 1
  • Submissions Close – July 29 (5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time)
  • Finalists Announced – September 25
  • Winners announced  – November 2nd, live at 9:30 am during the ACFW Virginia Royal Writers Virtual 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, Pennsylvania, 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.

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 PETER 2:9 (NIV)