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YN Literary Awards encourage young writers

The ANA presents annual awards to encourage young writers and ensure a corps of future numismatic ­authors and ­researchers. Whitman Publishing, LLC, of Atlanta, Georgia, has joined forces with the ANA to ­offer significant prizes. The Young Numismatist (YN) Literary Award categories are named in honor of Whitman ­authors dedicated to educating the next generation of numismatists.

 

Bill Fivaz Young Numismatist Literary Award

Ages 8-12

Article should display basic knowledge of a numis­matic topic. Creativity and original conclusions are encouraged.

Suggested length: 450-900 words

 

Q. David Bowers Young Numis­matist Literary Award

Ages 13-17

Article should 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.

Suggested length: 900-1,800 words

 

Kenneth E. Bressett Young Numismatist Literary Award

Ages 18-22

Article should display in-depth knowledge of a numismatic topic. Logically presented facts and original conclusions are required, as is a bibliographic list of sources. ­Inclusion of charts, graphs, tables or other illustrations 

is encouraged.

Suggested length: 1,800-3,600 words

 

Award Structure

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

 

First place - Plaque and $500 cash prize, plus a $500 voucher to help build a personal library of numismatic books produced by Whitman Publishing. 

Second place - Certificate, plus a $200 book voucher.

Third place - Certificate, plus a $100 book voucher.

 

Participants must be YN members of the ANA. Deadline for receipt of submissions for the 2013 Young ­Numis­matist Literary Awards is May 27. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges, including numismatic authors Bill ­Fivaz, Q. David Bowers and Ken Bressett. Awards will be presented in Colorado Springs at the ANA's 2013 Summer Seminar, June 22-July 5.

 

Send entries to the Publications Department, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903; or via e-mail to magazine@money.org

Written by Barbara Gregory at 00:00

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