DGS Writing Competition 2012
The Dallas Genealogical Society is sponsoring the 2012 Writing Competition for original material submitted by members and non-members, hobbyists and professionals. Length of articles may be from 750 to 5000 words.
While DGS has a goal of preserving Dallas history, articles for this competition may range beyond that geographic area as specified below (and in this PDF file):
Articles may include:
Total possible points awarded per judge: 50. Articles must score at least 25 points to be eligible for a prize.
All prizes may not be awarded. Prize winners will be published in a future DGS publication. By submitting articles, authors are giving DGS permission to publish. Entries may not have been previously published. Multiple entries per person are allowed, but only one award per person will be given. Judges’ comments will be provided upon request.
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $300
Third Prize: $150
Period for submissions:
Entries will be accepted between June 1 and September 30, 2012. Winners will be announced at the Annual DGS Luncheon in December.
Articles should be in either Word or Rich Text Format. Use endnotes, not footnotes. Photos should be provided in digital form, saved as .jpg files at a resolution of 300 dpi, and be sent as attachments. Minimum size of photos should be 3x5. Identification of images and suggested captions should be included on a page at the end of the article.
Include the following information both in the email and on the first page of the entry: Author’s full name, address, telephone number, email address, and a brief biographical sketch.