The Connecticut Society of Genealogists is now accepting entries for both the Literary Awards and Essay Contest. Submission deadline for both is July 15, 2016. Winners for both will be notified by September 1, 2016. Details for each are below.
5th Annual “Tell Me Your Family Story” Essay Contest
This contest is open to anyone; winner receives $100. Entries must be related to New England and not more than 10 pages (double-spaced). Entries could include family stories, oral histories, diary/journal excerpts, Bible record or cemetery marker transcriptions, family histories or traditions, or socioeconomic conditions affecting the life on an ancestor. These essays must convey how it pertains to the author. Click here (opens PDF) for full rules and entry form for this contest.
29th Annual Literary Awards Contest
This contest is open to anyone. Grand prize winner will receive $500. There is a $20 entry fee and two copies of the publications must be submitted. Publications must be related to New England and have been published since 2010. Categories for this contest are:
- Genealogy (begins with someone in the past and works forward in time)
- Family History (begins with someone living today or recently and works backward in time)
- Genealogical Resource (could include cemetery abstracts, compilations, court records, etc.)
All entries should include a title page, table of contents, and index. Books should be bound. CDs are acceptable provided they have a fully searchable and easy-to-follow name index with page numbers. Click here (opens PDF) for full rules and entry form for this contest.
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