Ron Guth, Executive Director of the Numismatic Literary Guild forwarded a press release about the organization's 2019 Awards Competition. Get
your entries in, authors, editors and publishers! The NLG is not affiliated with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, but many active researchers and
writers are members of both (like myself). The NLG Awards competition is open only to NLG members, so be sure your dues to that organization are
Here's an excerpt; be sure to read the complete rules online. -Editor
We have a new Awards Coordinator this year, Dave Lange, who takes over for Scott Travers, who has served our organization in a variety of
capacities for decades with vim and vigor. Scott has been a vital resource to me in my first year as Executive Director and I'm sure he will be a
big help to Dave, as well.
To be eligible for consideration in any of this year's categories, entries must have been published, released, or posted on the Internet
between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019. With the exception of the Portfolio category, three (3) copies of each entry must be submitted, and each copy
must also be accompanied by a cover sheet listing the category and other information spelled out in the rules.
All entries must be received no later than Wednesday, June 12, 2019. They should be sent to the contest coordinator at the following
address: David W. Lange, NLG Awards Coordinator, c/o NGC, P.O. Box 4776, Sarasota, FL 34230.
Winners will be announced, and awards presented, at the 2019 NLG Bash and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the American Numismatic
Association World's Fair of Money® in Rosemont, IL.
1. Book of the Year
The printed or electronic media work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics. Criteria include overall reader appeal, research quality,
photographic and graphic excellence, cover and typography where applicable. Books submitted in the specialized categories are automatically
considered for Book of the Year.
Best Specialized Books
Three printed copies or three digital e-books are required to be submitted for each entry category.
2. United States Coins
3. World Coins (pre-1500)
4. World Coins (1500 to present)
5. United States Paper Money
6. World Paper Money
7. Tokens & Medals
8. Errors or Varieties
9. Numismatic Investments
10. Numismatic History or Personalities
NUMISMATIC COLUMNS OR ARTICLES
Best column, article or series of articles in print or online from U.S. and overseas numismatic media. Three copies, photocopies or PDF files of the
submission are required to accompany each entry.
11. U.S. Coins to 1900
12. U.S. Coins 1901 to Date
13. World Coins to 1500 (includes Ancients)
14. World Coins 1501 to Date
15. U.S. Paper Money
16. World Paper Money
17. Tokens & Medals
18. Numismatic Spot News, Marketplace, or Analysis
19. Numismatic History or Personalities
20. Ed Reiter Memorial Award For Best Column or Series - Numismatic Publications
Submit three hard copies or photocopies of three different columns published in a numismatic print publication or online.
21. The Maurice M. Gould Memorial Award for Best Column - Non-Numismatic Publications
Submit three copies or photocopies of three different columns. Entries may be submitted by the publisher, editor or columnist of any coin column
appearing regularly in any non-numismatic newspaper, magazine or website.
22. James L. Miller Memorial Award - Article or Story of the Year
The best feature article or news story involving coins, paper money, tokens or medals that was published in print and/or online. Submit three copies
23. Best Investment Newsletter
Criteria include overall reader appeal, quality of research and writing, and graphics, as applicable. Submit three copies each of three different
issues – total, nine submitted items per entry.
24. Best Professional Periodical
Three copies of two different issues of the for-profit, professional numismatic publication may be submitted by the publisher or editor of any daily,
weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual for-profit numismatic publication in the U.S. or overseas. Criteria include overall numismatic appeal, features,
departments, graphics, journalistic and editorial excellence as applicable.
25. Best Club or Not-for-Profit Periodical
Open to any local, regional, national or international nonprofit numismatic organization in the U.S. or overseas. Submit three copies of two
Other award categories include Websites, Auction catalogs, Audio-Visual and Special Awards.
Sorry for my delay in publishing this; the deadline is just days away; procrastinators can alert Dave Lange by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . -Editor
To read the complete rules online, see:
2019 Annual Writers'
Competition Categories & Rules (https://www.nlgonline.org/awards/annual-writers-competition/results-of-annual-writers-competition-for-2019/)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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