The Dallas Genealogical Society is pleased to announce its 2014 Writing Contest for original material on topics of interest to genealogists and family historians. The contest is open to members and non-members of the DGS. Hobbyists, transitional, and professional genealogists are welcome to submit entries. Submissions may include genealogies, family histories, and case studies that demonstrate use of genealogical methodology, techniques, and sources.
While the DGS has a goal of preserving Dallas area history, subject matter for the competition is not limited to the local geographic area except as defined in the contest Rules and Guidelines.
Entries will be judged on accuracy, clarity of writing, and overall impact and interest. They may not have been previously published. The submission deadline is April 1, 2014. Winners will be announced in July 2014.
First prize is $500, second prize is $300 and third prize is $150.
Complete Rules and Guidelines are available at: http://www.dallasgenealogy.org/Info/Guidelines.pdf
“Once again this is an opportunity for genealogists and family historians to preserve some of their family history and to achieve recognition for their work,” said Marianne Szabo, Director of Publications Content. “The contest offers a unique venue for researchers to tell part of their story.”
About the Dallas Genealogical Society
Founded in 1954, the Dallas Genealogical Society (DGS) is the oldest continuously functioning society of its kind in Texas. The object of this Society is to educate by creating, fostering, and maintaining interest in genealogy; to assist and support the genealogy section of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas, Texas; and to collect, preserve, copy, and index information relating to Dallas County and its early history. The Dallas Public Library has been rated as one of the Top 10 libraries for genealogy research in the U.S. by Family Tree Magazine.
DGS is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation and a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS).
Dallas Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 12446
Dallas, TX 75225-0446
Voice Mail 1-866-YOU2DGS (866-968-2347)
This post was contributed by Carolyn Davis—Director of Publicity for the Dallas Genealogical Society