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Excellence in Writing Competition

ISFHWE Annual "Excellence in Writing" Competition for Genealogists

The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors is
sponsoring its annual "Excellence in Writing" competition to recognize
talented genealogy writers.

The contest has four categories:

Category I -- Newspaper Columns

Category II -- Magazine/Journal/Web Articles

Category III -- Genealogy Research Story. This category is for
original, unpublished articles between 1,000 and 3,000 words. The
articles should tell the story of genealogical research using one of
these topics: "The Search for Ancestors," "Sorting Out the Entangled
Roots of . . . ," or "Encounters with a Family Skeleton."

Category IV -- Want-to-be Writer/Columnist. Entrants in this category
aspire to be writers or columnists in the field of genealogy or family
or local history. The submissions in this category are original and
unpublished, between 500 and 1,000 words.

Entries must be received by the coordinator no later than 15 February
2008. Send entries (along with your check for the appropriate entry
fee(s) and membership dues) to:

Yolanda Campbell Lifter
ISFHWE Competition Coordinator
1920 Eva Lane
Malabar, FL 32950-3219

Rules, information, and entry forms are available at:

Address further questions to Yolanda Campbell Lifter at


Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 19 December 2007, Vol. 10, No. 51.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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