[APG Public List] GENEii Family History Writing Contest - Deadline December 31, 2009

Paula Hinkel phinkel at pacbell.net
Sun Dec 6 18:49:50 MST 2009


The Southern California Genealogical Society sponsors one of the
very few writing contests designed specifically for family
historians that is open to the general public.  Membership in SCGS
is not required to participate in the contest.

The GENEii Family History Writers Contest, now in its tenth year,
offers cash prizes in two categories:

Category 1: Family or local history articles of 1,000-2,000 words in
length, published or unpublished. If previously published, entries
must be accompanied by the written permission of the publisher
allowing article to be reprinted by SCGS.

Awards:
1st Place, $200
2nd Place, $100
3rd Place, $50
Honorable Mentions, certificate
Finalists, certificate

Category 2:  Family or local history articles of 1,000 words or
less, published or unpublished.  If previously published, entries
must be accompanied by the written permission of the publisher
allowing article to be reprinted by SCGS.

Awards:
1st Place, $100
2nd Place, $50
3rd Place, $25
Honorable Mentions, certificate
Finalists, certificate

The deadline for submissions for the 2009 contest is December 31,
2009.

All of the details and contest rules can be found on the SCGS
Website at www.scgsgenealogy.com.  The FAQs can be found at
http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/2009contest-faq.htm 

You can read examples of some of the entries on the website as well.
Look on the left-hand side of the screen for "Writing Contest" and
click on that link.

In November, 2005, Heritage Books, Inc. published an anthology of
some of the most memorable entries to our contest in the contest’s
first five years. The anthology is called Celebrating Family
History, and is available for $25 plus shipping and handling through
the SCGS website.




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