Monday, August 9, 2010

Genealogy Essay Contest - Calling All Illinois Students Age 12-15

As part of its upcoming Fall 2010 conference - You Have Family; You Have History - on Saturday, October 23, 2010 in Peoria, IL, the Illinois State Genealogical Society is holding an Essay Contest open to all Illinois students ages 12-15.

The essay format:
  • narrative; 2-page maximum; no cover page or back matter
  • send the entry form (in the attached link) with the essay; do not put entrant's name on the essay
  • word-processed final draft on standard, white print paper
  • 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double-spaced
  • entries must be postmarked no later than September 20, 2010
  • no e-mail entries accepted
  • choose one of the following topics:
    • The Story of My Family Connection to (Historical Event)
    • Why My Family Settled in (Geographic Area)
    • The Immigration Story of My (Ancestor)
  • First prize, $50
  • Honorable mentions (two), $25 each
The deadline for entries is September 20, 2010. Access the entry form here (opens in PDF).

If you teach in an Illinois school or are otherwise involved in school-related activities, please pass this information on and also print the entry form and post at your school, library or church.

© 2010, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society

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