The Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) is sponsoring a genealogical writing contest which both professional and amateur genealogical writers can enter. All entries fitting the criteria will be considered for publication in Ohio Genealogy News (OGN) or the Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly (OGSQ).
OGN welcomes articles on newsworthy and human interest topics in the genealogy world.
Article length may vary from 750 words to 2500 words (2-5 single-spaced pages). OGSQ articles cover Ohio history and genealogy, Ohio records groups, Ohio families, and Ohioans who left the state to settle elsewhere. The historical time period covers pre-statehood to the 1940 census. Article length may vary from 750 words to 5000 words (3-10 single-spaced pages).
Editors will select the appropriate journal for each winning article.
Prizes will be awarded as follows: $50, first place; $25, second place; $15, third place. In addition, each prize winner will receive a one-year membership to OGS. The submission deadline is January 31, 2020. Articles must be submitted according to the Ohio Genealogical Society Writing Contest Rules and Style Guide. Contact [email protected] to have any specific questions answered.
Richland County has a strong connection to the Ohio Genealogical Society, being its home and the location for its Samuel D. Isaly Library (pictured above), located on US97 just outside of Bellville.