16 November 2016

Nominations Now Being Accepted -- NGS Newsletter Competition

Nominations Now Being Accepted -- NGS Newsletter Competition

This post continues a periodic series where we, at NGS, highlight the various competitions (15 December deadline) and awards (31 January) where nominations are sought in order to recognize excellence. The winners will be announced at the annual NGS Family History Conference, 10-13 May 2017.

Fourth up is the NGS Newsletter Competition.

Deadline for Submissions—15 December Annually

To recognize the hard work, long hours, and creativity that editors devote to their newsletters.

·         Major genealogical and/or historical societies
·         County/local genealogical and/or historical societies
·         Family associations

·         The winning society or association in each of the three categories will receive a complimentary one-year organizational NGS membership.
·         Feature in the NGS Magazine

·         Each applicant must be an NGS member organization.
·         Newsletter must be submitted by the society or association—not by an individual.
·         Four copies of two consecutive issues from the current year must be submitted along with the completed entry form.
·         Electronic newsletters may be entered in the competition.  One copy of two consecutive electronic newsletters from the current year must be submitted along with the completed entry form. 

Guidelines for Newsletter Competition
Guidelines (PDF 188KB)

·         A panel of three judges will review both issues of the newsletter using the following criteria
          * material interest, variety and originality;
          * writing and editing quality;
          * readability and attractiveness; and
          * overall publication makeup.
·         Your newsletter will not be evaluated on the correctness of its genealogical content.

·         The panel’s comments will be evaluated and tallied.
·         The president of each entry organization will be notified of the competition results.
·         A representative of the winning organization will be presented a certificate at the opening session of the next NGS Family History Conference.

Application for Newsletter Competition
Application Form (PDF 178KB)

Mail the materials to:
NGS Newsletter Competitions
National Genealogical Society
3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
Arlington, Virginia 22204-4370 USA

Questions? Contact the NGS Awards Chair at [email protected].

Note that this competition is only open to NGS member organizations and the organization, and not an individual, must make the submission. Please let others know about this award!

What genealogy newsletter(s) would you like to see submitted for this competition?

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