The Florida Writers Association (FWA) is proud to honor its members with opportunities to receive recognition for their writing and for their service to the association.

Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA)

      • A prestigious writing competition for FWA adult members
      • 30+ categories.
      • Published and unpublished entries are welcome

Dahris Clair Memorial Award

      • Awarded to FWA adult member
      • Recognizes the top-scoring entrant in the RPLA screenwriting genre

Florida Writers Association Collection

      • A short story contest for FWA adult members.
      • 60 entries are chosen for publication
      • A Person of Renown chooses the top ten stories to appear in the front of the book

President’s & Vice President’s Awards

      • Awarded to volunteers
      • Recognizes sustained and significant service to FWA
      • Selected solely by the president and executive vice president

Kaye Coppersmith Award

      • Awarded to an FWA Member
      • Recognizes member who embodies FWA’s motto “Writers Helping Writers”
      • Selected solely by member nomination and blind vote by the Board of Directors

Youth Royal Palm Literary Award 

      • A prestigious writing competition for FWA youth members.
      • Categories are broken down by age
      • Published and unpublished entries are welcome

Candice Coghill Award

      • Awarded to FWA youth member
      • Recognizes the top-scoring entrant in the Youth Royal Palm Literary Award competition
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