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2014 Family History Story Writing Contest

 

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Eligibility

All family historians and genealogists, including OGS Board members, are invited to submit their
favorite story for the contest. There is no entry fee and membership in OGS is not required.

Rules:
1) Stories must be typed in a standard font (not italic or script), double-spaced on one side of standard letter-size 8.5” x 11” paper, which prints about 250 words per page. Entries must be less than 2500 words, not including attached documents.
2) Story title and page number must be shown in upper right corner of each page.
3) The entry form must include the story title, your name, your mailing address, email address and phone, and approximate word count. The entry form will be used to identify and notify the winners when manuscripts are returned from judging.
4) Please indicate that you have researched the events by citing your sources as footnotes or endnotes, and attach copies (not originals) of the documentation, which is not included in word count.
5) Family group sheets and pedigree charts should be included if pertinent (also not included in word count).
6) Stories must be original and unpublished at time of entry.
7) Include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) if you wish your manuscript and the judges’ comments (if any) to be returned to you.
8) Submit entry form with four (4) printed copies and one (1) electronic copy (preferably in
either Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect format) on CD of your story at the January or February OGS meeting, or by US mail postmarked by February 28, 2014 addressed as shown on the entry form.
9) A downloadable entry form can be found at the bottom of this web page.  Be sure the entry form is attached to your entry and all blanks are completed. You should also include your phone number and email address in case the contest chair needs to contact you about a problem with your entry.  The entry form is removed before your manuscript is delivered to the judges.
10) Entering the contest acknowledges you give permission for your story to be published and that information and photos concerning the winners may be published in local media.
 

If you have questions, or need more more information about the Family History Story Writing Contest, address them to the Chairperson, Denise Slattery, at editor@okgensoc.org

Entry Form

Entry Form may be viewed, printed or downloaded at the bottom of this web page. 

Keep the second page of the form for yourself. RETURN one copy of the entry form with four (4) printed copies of your story plus one (1) electronic copy (saved to disk in either MSWord or Corel WordPerfect format), at the January or February OGS meeting, or by US mail, postmarked by February 28, 2014, addressed as shown below.

Entries will not be returned unless received with a self-addressed stamped envelope, or picked up at the awards ceremony. One copy of the entry will be donated to the Oklahoma Historical Library and may be published in the Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly.  By entering the contest,  you automatically give permission for your story to be published, and that information and photos concerning the winners may be published in local media.

Mail your entry to:

2014 OGS FHSWC, P.O. Box 12986, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73157-2986

Questions or need more information:

If you have any questions, please address them to the Chairperson, Denise Slattery, at editor@okgensoc.org

 

View, print and/or download Entry Form Here

 

 

 

 

   
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