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Sunday, March 11, 2007

ISBGFH Announces Annual Writing Contest

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the establishment of an Annual Writing Contest for the Society. The purpose of this writing contest is to encourage people to write articles about British research problems which they have encountered and successfully resolved.

The winning article will be published as the lead article in the third quarter issue of British Connections. The winner of the contest will receive a complimentary registration to the British Institute held in Salt Lake City in October of each year.

The detailed contest rules are listed below and you are encouraged to submit an article of interest on British genealogy.

If you have questions or comments on this contest, please contact Gordon Gray via email: ggray01@aol.com or by postal mail at ISBGFH, P.O. Box 350459, Westminster, CO 80035-0459.

Process:

The winning article will be published in the third quarter issue of British Connections, and the winner will receive a complimentary registration to the British Institute which is held in Salt Lake City in October of each year. Travel and lodging accommodations are not provided.

Each person may submit only one entry. It must be an original article, and previously unpublished. You do not have to be a member of ISBGFH in order to submit an entry.

Each entrant must include a brief bio including:

1. Name and address (address will not be published)
2. Number of years of genealogical research experience
3. Number of years of British Isles research experience
4. British related surnames not included in the article, if any
5. A photograph of the entrant is requested but not mandatory

Each entry should be between 2,500 and 3,000 words and include any appropriate descriptive pictures/charts. They can be submitted electronically via email to admin@isbgfh.org or a hard copy submitted to ISBGFH, P.O. Box 350459, Westminster, CO 80035-0459. Deadline for the entries is May 1.

The winning article will become the property of ISBGFH and cannot be published elsewhere in any format without the written approval of ISBGFH.

The article must focus on how a British research problem was resolved. Specific records and depositories will be of help to others and should be noted in the article. The sources should be cited according to the guidelines outlined in Evidence! by Elizabeth Shown Mills.

The Board members of ISBGFH will be the judges and select the winning article. Their decision will be final.

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