2014-CVYWP-8x11-thumbFounded through a joint effort by Wild About Books and A Book Barn, the Central Valley Young Writers Prize is an annual writing and illustration contest for school-age children in Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Kings and Tulare Counties, California.

Like its sponsors, the CVYWP is an organization dedicated to supporting Literacy, all facets of “The Book” and the written word through our various outlets of mentoring and publication, and seeks to promote literacy awareness and accessibility throughout the community and the whole of California‚Äôs Central Valley.

Where Do I Start?!

To find out more about the contest and how to enter, or for a fairly complete list of rules and regulations, stop by the Rules Page. You can also visit our newly renovated¬†Downloads page to download a list of the rules, the Entry Form, an 11′ x 17′ poster for the contest, or various other sundries we’ll be adding from time to time. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to e-mail us using the provided Contact form, or call A Book Barn at 559.297.9052.


Teachers & Educators

If you are a teacher or educator, you can download the Teacher Packet, which has all of the needed files in it.
Download 2014 Teacher Packet (12.9 mb .zip file)