2015 EWGS Writing Contest
In honor of the 80th Anniversary of
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
My Family in 1935
This topic allows any EWGS member the opportunity to write a piece of their family history and genealogy, no matter where their family lived in 1935.
Subject: You may choose either your paternal or maternal line or do both and show how living conditions may have been different for both families in 1935 because of where they lived, occupations, etc.
Documentation: Include your sources at the end of your entry. This is an opportunity to use both the 1930 and 1940 census records.
Length: One to six pages. For your final entry, please convert your text to Arial 12 font. This gives everyone pages of equal size and makes it easier for the judges to read.
Prizes: $100 - First Place $75.00 - Second Place $50.00 - Third Place
Winners Announced: 2015 October Workshop/Seminar
Judging: By EWGS members (who will remain anonymous throughout the judging)
Final Thoughts: Run your spell checker. Have someone preview your story before entering it to ensure you said what you wanted to say with good grammar.
Contest Deadline: May 31, 2015
Email entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy digging out your research, dusting it off and writing about your family all the while creating a story you will enjoy sharing with your family.
1935 - 2015