Young Numismatist Literary Awards deadline on Monday

The deadline for submissions for the 2019 Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition is just around the corner.

Managed by the American Numismatic Association (ANA), the awards program encourages young writers and promotes future numismatic authors and researchers. All submissions must be postmarked by April 15.

The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, each of which will compete for cash awards and numismatic book vouchers. Article submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges, including Bill Fivaz, Q. David Bowers and Kenneth Bressett. Awards will be presented in Colorado Springs at the ANA’s 2019 Summer Seminar on June 15-27.

COMPETITION ELIGIBILITY

To compete in this year’s competition, participants must be ANA members. Submitted articles can focus on a numismatic topic of the competitor’s choice.

We encourage any young Canadian numismatists who are members of the ANA to apply for the Literary Awards competition.

AWARDS, PLAQUES & CERTIFICATES

The 2019 ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition includes:

  • The Bill Fivaz Young Numismatist Literary Award (ages 8-12), the winner of which will display basic knowledge of a numismatic topic. Creativity and original conclusions are encouraged. The suggested length is 450-900 words.
  • The Q. David Bowers Young Numismatist Literary Award (ages 13-17), the winner of which will display advanced knowledge of a numismatic topic. Logically presented facts and original conclusions are encouraged. A bibliographic list of sources is recommended but not required. The suggested length is 900-1,800 words.
  • The Kenneth E. Bressett Young Numismatist Literary Award (ages: 18-22), the winner of which will display in-depth knowledge of a numismatic topic. Logically presented facts and original conclusions are required along with a bibliographic list of sources. The inclusion of charts, graphs, tables or other illustrations is encouraged. The suggested length is 1,800-3,600 words.

The following will be awarded in each of the three age categories:

  • a First Place Plaque, which includes a $500 cash prize plus a $500 voucher to help build a personal library of numismatic books produced by Whitman Publishing;
  • a Second Place Certificate, which includes a $200 book voucher; and
  • a Third Place Certificate, which includes a $100 book voucher.

Completed entries can be emailed to Cynthia Wood-Davies, copy editor of The Numismatist, at cwood-davies@money.org.

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