The following is an announcement from the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors:
Recognizing Excellence in Family History Writing
The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) is sponsoring its annual "Excellence in Writing" competition to recognize excellence in genealogical columns and articles. The contest is open to all members of ISFHWE, both published and unpublished authors. Entrants may join ISFHWE at the time of their contest submission.
Contest entrants must be members of ISFHWE. The contest is judged by professionals in the fields of genealogy and journalism. The contest has four categories:
- Newspaper Columns (published in 2004)
- Articles (published in 2004)
- Genealogy Research Story (original, unpublished article)
- Want-to-be Writer/Columnist (original, unpublished material)
Winners in each category will be awarded a cash prize and a certificate. The awards presentation will take place at the Gala ISFHWE Awards Banquet to be held at the National Genealogical Society conference in Nashville, Tennessee, 1-4 June 2005. (Those unable to attend will receive their awards after the conference.)
Rules, information and entry form are available at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~cgc/2005rules.htm.
Entries must be RECEIVED by the coordinator no earlier than 9 February and no later than 23 February 2005. Entries must be mailed in time to make this deadline. Send entries (along with your check for the appropriate entry fee(s) and membership dues) to:
6584 Red Fox Rd.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-1631
Open to columnists, writers (published and unpublished), editors, and anyone interested in family history writing and publication, this organization was founded in 1987 and originally was named the Council of Genealogy Columnists. In May 2000 the name was formally changed to International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, Inc. (ISFHWE). Its primary objective is to encourage high standards in genealogical journalism.