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Rubincam Youth Writing Competition For Senior and Junior High School

The Rubincam Youth Writing Competition was established in 1986 to honour Milton Rubincam, CG, FASG, FNGS, for his many years of service to the National Genealogical Society and to the field of genealogy. These awards encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians.

Applications for the Rubicam Youth Writing Competition is now open to Senior and Junior High School students of every nationality including Nigeria. To qualify for the competition, the student has to be in grade 9-12 as at the time of the written work's submission.

The awards may be given annually to a student in either one or two age categories for an appropriately prepared genealogy. Up to two honourable mentions (runners-up) may also be named in each category. The awards are announced and presented at the annual NGS Banquet at the annual NGS Family History Conference. If the winners are not present, award presentations may be made at another agreed-upon time.

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About The National Genealogical Society

NGS is more than a century old! The National Genealogical Society was organized in Washington, DC, in 1903. NGS has a long history of leading the way in genealogy and produced some remarkable achievements. It was the first national genealogical organization. The society published the first national genealogical journal (NGSQ) and co-created the Board for Certification (BCG) . Twelve of the original BCG board members were current or former NGS officers or NGSQ contributors.... read more


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Rubincam High School


Aim and Benefits of Rubincam High School

Senior:

High school students in grades 9–12 at the time of submission. The award winner receives a $500 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (non-print). Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine. (This was the only category in the Rubincam Youth Writing Competition until 2007.)

Junior:

Middle school students in grades 6–8 at the time of submission. The award winner receives a $250 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (non-print). Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine. (This category was established in 2007.)


Requirements for Rubincam High School Qualification

  1. Young persons worldwide are eligible to apply.
  2. NGS membership is not required.
  3. Students must apply under the appropriate age/grade award.

SUBMISSIONS

  1. Must be in English
  2. Must be original unpublished work
  3. Become property of NGS and will not be returned
  4. Are not eligible for later resubmission
  5. Will not be returned if incomplete

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Application Deadline

December 15, 2019


How to Apply

Entries can be submitted via email at [email protected] Include “Rubincam Youth Writing Competition” in the subject line.

Or by post to:

NGS Rubincam Youth Writing Competition
National Genealogical Society
6400 Arlington Blvd, Suite 810
Falls Church, VA 22042-2318

Submission Instructions:

The following downloadable PDF files detail submission requirements for both the Senior and the Junior categories of the Rubincam Youth Writing Competition.

Senior Rubincam Youth Writing Competition Submission Requirements (PDF 142KB)

Junior Rubincam Youth Writing Competition Submission Requirements (PDF 129KB)

Other Citation Forms (PDF 35.9KB)

Suggested References (PDF 37KB)

Deadline for submissions is 15 December, annually.

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