Founded 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 Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, 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’s Central Valley.

Last year’s promo video, courtesy of KMPH FOX26!!

Where Do I Start?!

To find out more about the contest and how to enter this year, or for a fairly complete list of rules and regulations, stop by the Rules Page. 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.