The Connecticut Society of Genealogists literary contests are underway. There are two different contests. Entries for both contests are due by February 15, 2011. Winners for both contests will be notified by April 1, 2012.
Tell Your Family Story Essay Contest
This contest is open to anyone; winner receives $250. 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, family histories or traditions, or socioeconomic conditions affecting the life on an ancestor. These essays must convey how it pertains to the author. Full contest rules and entry form for this contest are available at http://www.csginc.org/Literary_Files/csg_fledging_essay_2012.pdf.
25th Annual Literary Awards Contest
This contest is open to anyone, the entry fee is $20. Entries must be related to New England and have been published in the past five years. Categories for this contest are:
- Genealogy (begins with someone in the past and works forward in time) – Awarded $1,000
- Family History (begins with someone living today or recently and works backward in time) – Awarded $500
- Genealogical Resource (could include cemetery abstracts, compilations, court records, etc.) – Awarded $500
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. Full contest rules and entry form for this contest are available at http://www.csginc.org/Literary_Files/csg_contest_entry_2012.pdf.