WRMA is now closed for submissions to the 2022 Will Rogers Medallion Awards.

Submissions for the 2023 Will Rogers Medallion Award will open November 1, 2022.

Please complete this form, following submission guidelines found below.


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. Books must have been published during the year prior (must have a copyright date of 2022 to be eligible for submission to the 2023 awards) to that of the award ceremony. We cannot accept later editions or reprints of a book published prior to the previous year. Works must remain consistent with the values and language embodied in the works of award namesake, Will Rogers; in other words, innuendo is fine but neither graphic sex scenes nor graphic language is in our code. 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. All books must have an ISBN. Self-published works are accepted, although we do advise self-publishers to give themselves a publisher name, rather than “self” or “Amazon.”



______ Cowboy Poetry - Recorded 

______ Cowboy Poetry - Written (books only; we do not have a category for individual poems)

______ Western Fiction - Traditional (Pre-1900)

______ Western Fiction - Modern (Post-1900)

______ Western Mystery

______ Western Short Stories

______ Western Non-Fiction

______ Western Biography & Memoir

______ Western Fiction - Young Readers

______ Western Fiction – Young Readers - Illustrated

______ Inspirational Western Fiction

______ Western Non-Fiction - Young Readers

______ Western Non-Fiction - Young Readers Illustrated

______ Western Photographic Essays

______ Western Cookbooks

______ Western Graphic Novels/Illustrations, Visual Humor & Iconic Images

______ Western Humor - Written

______ Western Fiction Romance


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Submission Guidelines:

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

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


Laurie Cockerell, WRMA Submissions

5313 Santa Marie Ave    Fort Worth, Tx 76114