ISFHWE:Annual Excellence-in-Writing competition

The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) annual Excellence-in-Writing competition is now accepting entries.

ISFHWE's primary goal is to encourage excellence in writing and editorial standards in genealogical publishing. This embraces all media, including newspapers, magazines, newsletters, professional journals, books (including compiled family histories), online columns, society and personal Web sites, Web logs (blogs), and broadcast journalism of all sorts.

Members and non-members of ISFHWE are eligible; published items (categories I and II) must have been published in 2011; for categories III-V, the work must be original and unpublished. This year’s contest coordinator and judges are ineligible, as are last year’s first-place winners in their winning category.

An "early entry" discount applies to entries received before 15 April 2012. All entries must be received by the coordinator no later than 3 June 2012. ISFHWE membership is $15.00/year.

Winners in each category will be awarded a cash prize and a certificate. The awards presentation will take place during the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Birmingham, Alabama (29 August-1 September 2012). All dates for this year’s competition are a change from prior years.

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