24 November 2015

Deadline for NGS Awards and Competitions Approaching (15 December 2015)

Each year, the National Genealogical Society recognizes excellence in genealogical scholarship through its various competitions and awards. The deadline for six of the competition entries and award nominations—December 15—is quickly approaching. NGS encourages its members, member societies, and other organizations to review the requirements and make entries and submissions. Winners will be recognized at the NGS 2016 Family History Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida:

The following NGS awards and competitions have a deadline of December 15:

  • Family History Writing Contest: NGS recognizes the best genealogy covering 3 to 4 generations.
  • Award for Excellence—Genealogy and Family History: NGS presents this award to an individual or nonprofit organization for an outstanding genealogy or family history book published during the past three years.
  • Award for Excellence—Genealogical Methods and Sources: NGS presents this award to an individual or nonprofit organization for a book, article, or series of articles published during the past three years on genealogical methods and sources.
  • Newsletter Competition: NGS recognizes the best genealogical society, historical society, and/or family association newsletters. The competition has two categories: one for major societies (with distribution of 500 or more copies of each issue) and one for local societies (with distribution of less than 500 copies of each issue).
  • John T. Humphrey Scholarship: John T. Humphrey served NGS in a number of positions over the years, including education manager. The Society has renamed the Home Study Course Scholarship in his honor. The award is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated a serious interest in genealogy, and covers the entire cost of the NGS Home Study Course.
  • Rubincam Youth Award: Established in 1986 to honor Milton Rubicam, CG, FASG, FNGS, for his many years of service to NGS, these awards encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians. Beginning this year, the winner of the Junior Rubincam award will receive a $250 award in addition to a one-year membership to NGS.

More specific details about each competition can be found on the NGS website. Individuals and societies making nominations will receive an acknowledgement that their entry has been received. An additional seven competitions and award entries have a deadline of 31 January 2015. See the submissions calendar for more details. Questions about all awards and competitions may be directed to [email protected].

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