National Cowboy Museum Issues Call for Entries to 2013 Western Heritage Awards

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (National Cowboy Museum) — The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum announced the call for entries for the 52nd Annual Western Heritage Awards (WHA) to be held on April 20, 2013. The competition recognizes the best in Western literature, music, television and film. Creators are invited to compete in 16 different Western categories, including Western Music New Horizons, Original Western Music Composition, Traditional Western Music Album, Theatrical Motion Picture, Television Feature Film, Docudrama, Documentary, Television News Feature, Fictional Drama, Western Novel, Nonfiction Book, Art Book, Photography Book, Juvenile Book, Magazine Article and Poetry Book.

Open to anyone producing work in the Western genre, the 2013 WHA will be judged by independent judges who consist of qualified professionals from outside the Museum staff selected for the various categories and the cost is $50 per entry. Submission deadlines are Nov. 30, 2012 for Literary entries and Dec. 31, 2012 for entries in Music, Television and Film. Awardees will be announced after each judging session, providing participants with early visibility into their competition status. In April, winners will honored at the WHA awards banquet in Oklahoma City where honorees will be awarded the Wrangler, an impressive bronze sculpture.

For detailed information about WHA submission guidelines, deadlines, categories and more, visit