Each spring, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) calls for submissions in its Outstanding Club Publications competition. The contest is open to clubs that are current with their ANA dues and do not have an elected or salaried ANA officer as editor or assistant editor. Club publications must have been issued on a regular basis, and entries must include a complete set of 2015 publications.
Completed submissions must be received by May 22.
Submissions must include the name of the editor, and the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of the submitter. Honors will be presented in Anaheim at the World’s Fair of Money in four categories—local, regional, specialty and electronic.
New this year: clubs that submit their publications in the competition will be entered in a drawing to receive a full 2017 Summer Seminar adult scholarship, which covers tuition, lodging, meals and airfare. Recipients will attend one week-long class of their choice, learning from the hobby’s most prominent leaders and scholars; stay in a Colorado College dormitory; and participate in Seminar programs and events.
The winning club can award the scholarship as it wishes. In addition, an article or commentary will be selected from the first-place winners in each category for adaptation or reprinting in The Numismatist and on the ANA website.
Entries are judged on general appearance, composition, aptness of illustrations, newsiness and relative interest. Whether a newsletter is handwritten, typed or computer-generated is not a factor in judging, nor is the size of the club or the amount of funds expended.
For more information on submission guidelines and to view past winners, visit www.money.org/ outstanding-club-publications.
Completed entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to:
Outstanding Club Publications Contest
ANA Publications Department
c/o Jerri Raitz
818 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
For additional information, please contact Jerri Raitz, senior editor of The Numismatist, at (719) 482-9844, or email her at email@example.com.