NTRWA Contests

NTRWA sponsors two contests each year:


The Carolyn Readers Choice Award (for published works)

The Carolyn Award was created in 2013 to honor Carolyn Williamson, a founding member of the North Texas chapter of RWA. She has served the chapter in almost every capacity and is one of the earliest members of RWA as well.

Since 1983, Carolyn has pursued her dream of being a published romance author. She faithfully writes and attends meetings, workshops, and conferences in pursuit of the knowledge that will turn her dream into reality.

Her dedication and perseverance is an inspiration to many.

The Carolyn Readers Choice Award Contest information


Great Expectations (for unpublished works)

(The Great Expectations is not being held for the foreseeable future due to too much work and not enough resources.)

The Great Expectations contest is for unpublished material, including those from published authors*. Now in its 17th consecutive year, North Texas RWA can help you receive unbiased opinions from three judges on the first 5,000 words of your story. First round judged results returned by the beginning of March.