The Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Inc. (OWFI) Annual Writing Contest is one of the premier writing contests in the United States. OWFI strives to maintain high standards and provide quality feedback to its contestants in a timely manner.

Judges must have working knowledge of and ability to access Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PDF files and be able to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Unzip zipped files

  • Judge against provided, established criteria

  • Provide quality, constructive feedback, including areas for improvement for less than perfect criteria scores

  • Enter data/information into tables and spreadsheets

  • Enter data/information into on-line forms

  • Complete tasks in accordance with specified timelines

  • Provide responses to contest VPs in a timely manner

  • Have adequate availability to accomplish judging duties in accordance with the following judging timeline:

    • Feb 10, 2020 – Confirm receipt of zipped files from OWFI and begin judging

    • Mar 13, 2020 – All feedback forms and winner form must be completed and submitted via on-line form (instructions will be provided).

    • October 31, 2019 - end of May (estimate) – Be available for questions/correspondences from contest VPs

If you meet the qualifications listed above and would like to be considered for a position as an OWFI judge, please complete the application questions below.

Applications are due by October 15, 2019. You will be notified whether or not you have been selected as a judge for this year’s contest by November 30, 2019.