Below are details on the 2023 ROAR Competition.
Click here to see the winners from 2022 and years prior.
The 2023 ROAR Competition is now closed.
Registration closed at midnight, ET, August 1, 2023.
“I cannot stress how positive of an experience winning a ROAR Award has been for me. I was honored to win such a prestigious award from the world's only nonprofit, member-driven, resume writers' organization. I debated on entering for a couple of years and decided last year I would go for it, and I’m so glad I did. The response from the membership and my peers was inspiring. Winning this award boosted my confidence and credibility and afforded me many opportunities to advance my career goals. I recently launched another business in my new home state of Colorado. Most importantly to me, this award is a testament to the commitment to best resume writing practices and training programs offered through the NRWA.”
Sara Timm, Colorado Resume and DFW Resume
Earn recognition for your creativity, exceptional writing skills, and mastery of resume standards by entering the 9th Annual Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Resumes (ROAR) competition now!
Submissions deadline is Tuesday, August 1.
Launched in 2015, the ROAR awards celebrate exceptional writing and creativity in resume writing. Each year, NRWA members submit their finest work for consideration across a variety of relevant categories, building upon ROAR's reputation as an industry standard for excellence.
In addition to the honor of being acknowledged as the "best of the best" in resume writing, this year's ROAR competition winners will receive:
How to Submit a Resume to the ROAR competition:
By submitting entries to this contest, you agree to the following rules:
Each entry will be “blind-judged” (contestants' names and identities are removed prior to judging) and assigned a point value based on the following criteria:
Resumes receiving a cumulative score of 85 or higher will be considered for an award.
Each entrant may submit a maximum of one (1) resume in each ROAR award category and may not win in more than one (1) category per year. In the event that a single entrant earns sufficient scores to be considered for an award in more than one category in the same year, the judging committee will ensure each entrant wins only once per year, using established tabulation procedures.
*Refer to The NCRW Study Guide for resume-writing concepts and best practices
and The Gregg Reference Manual for grammar/composition rules.