Friday, August 16, 2013

Dallas Genealogical Society Writing Contest Deadline in 31 August 2013

I received this via email from Carolyn Davis at the Dallas Genealogical Society:

CASH AWARDS OF $500, $300, AND $150

Dallas, TX, August 14, 2013The Dallas Genealogical Society reminds all potential entrants to the 2013Writing Contest that the deadline for submissions is August 31.

Announced in May, the contest will accept original material, not previously published, from members and non-members, hobbyists and professionals. Multiple entries are allowed, but only one prize per entrant. Among the judges will be J. Mark Lowe, a professional genealogist, author and lecturer.

Submissions will be judged on accuracy, clarity, and style. Winners will be announced at the annual DGS Awards Luncheon in December 2013 (winners need not be present), and will be published in a future DGS publication. All prizes may not be awarded.

Send entries via email only, with “DGS Writing Contest” in the subject line to:

An entry form and complete rules and guidelines are on the DGS website at

About DGS

The Dallas Genealogical Society was formed in October 1954 when 22 people met at the downtown Dallas YMCA to discuss having a society with goals to preserve heritage and records. It was chartered as a non-profit corporation in November 1955.

The Society’s mission 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 the Dallas area and its early history. The genealogy collection at the Central Library has been recognized as one of the Top 10 research libraries for genealogists in the United States.

DGS conducts general meetings on the first Saturday of each month except June, July, and August with local speakers. DGS also hosts a Lecture Series with nationally recognized speakers for a full-day workshop each spring and fall, and a 2-day Institute during the summer.

DGS is a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS).

DGS is organized and operated as a non-profit tax-exempt Section 501(c)(3) as defined by the Internal Revenue

Service and eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170.

For more information about DGS or the contest, visit

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