15 December 2010

11th GENEii Writing Contest - 2 Weeks Remain to Submit Entries

The 11th Annual Southern California Genealogical Society GENEii Family History Writing Contest is now accepting entries. Only two weeks remain in the submission period.

Each entry must be submitted via email. The cover letter should be included in the body of the email. It should include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address; the title of the article; the word count; and the category entered (1 or 2).

The writing contest offers cash awards in two categories:

Category 1: Family history or local history articles of 1,000-2,000 words in length, published or unpublished.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 the article to be reprinted by SCGS. Awards: 1st Place, $200. 2nd Place, $100. 3rd Place, $50. Honorable mentions and finalists, certificate.

Category 2: Family history or local history articles of 1,000 words or less, published or unpublished.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 the article to be reprinted by SCGS.Awards: 1st Place, $100. 2nd Place, $50. 3rd Place, $25. Honorable mentions and finalists, certificate.

Entries must be received between November 1 and December 31, 2010.

Complete rules and FAQs can be found on the SCGS Website. This year's contest is dedicated to the memory of Beth Maltbie Uyehara, who founded the contest in 2000.

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