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Categories

 

Cowboy Poetry-Recorded

Cowboy Poetry-Written

Western Fiction - Traditional (Pre-1900)

Western Fiction - Modern (Post-1900)

Western Nonfiction

Western Biography & Memoir

Western Romance

Western Mystery

Western Fiction - Young Readers

Western Fiction-Young Readers/Illustrated

Western Nonfiction - Young Readers

Western Nonfiction-Young Readers/ Illustrated

Inspirational Western Fiction

Western Photographic Essays

Western Cookbooks

Western Graphic Novels/ Illustrations, Visual Humor & Iconic Images

Western Short Stories

Western Humor- Written

Judging Criteria

 

The Will Rogers Medallion Award recognizes excellence in Western literature and media. The quality of each entry is judged based on content and artistic presentation.

*All works must represent an accurate reflection of Western Americana, or cowboy and ranch life, historical or contemporary. Historical accuracy is crucial where applicable.

 

*The work must remain consistent with the values and the language embodied in the works of award namesake, Will Rogers, one of America's most beloved humorists and writers; in other words, innuendo is fine, but neither graphic sex scenes nor graphic language is in our code.

*Books must have been published during the year prior to that of the award ceremony (must have a copyright date of 2021 for the 2022 awards). We can not accept later editions or reprints of a book published prior to the previous year.

*Books are judged on their literary quality as well as cover and interior art. All visual arts will be judged based on their visual quality of the same criteria.

*Proper editing and formatting are paramount. Before submitting your book, please ensure that spelling, formatting (alignments, spacing, readable fonts, indentions, chapter headings, etc.), and grammar are correct and visually pleasing.

 

*All books must have an ISBN. Self-published works are accepted, but we advise self-publishers to give themselves a publisher name (not "self" or "amazon").

 


 

The Will Rogers Medallion Award recognizes excellence in Western literature and media.  The quality of each entry is judged based on content and artistic presentation.

All works must represent an accurate reflection of Western Americana, or cowboy and ranch life, historical or contemporary. Historical accuracy is crucial where applicable. Books are judged on their literary quality as well as cover art. All visual arts will be judged based on their visual quality of the same criteria. 

All books must have an ISBN.  Self published works are accepted.

Books that are eBook originals or exclusive must be submitted in a printed copy.  No electronic copies will be accepted in any format.


Submission Guidelines
 

2022 WRMA submissions are now open.

Deadline for submissions: Must be postmarked by March 15, 2022.

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Submit five (5) copies of the published work, a completed entry form, along with a $45 entry fee (checks payable to Will Rogers Medallion Award):​

Laurie Cockerell

5313 Santa Marie Ave.

Fort Worth, Tx  76114

 

 

If you have trouble printing or viewing the contest entry form from this site (see "entry form" under Contest Information tab) or have any questions about the contest, please contact us:

laurie@magnificentsam.com