Submissions for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition are being accepted through April 15. The awards were established to encourage young writers and promote future numismatic authors and researchers. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for cash awards and numismatic books.
Article submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges, including Bill Fivaz, Q. David Bowers and Kenneth Bressett. Awards will be presented in Colorado Springs at the ANA’s 2019 Summer Seminar in June. Those who are unable to attend will receive their awards by mail.
To compete in this year’s competition, participants must be ANA members. Submitted articles will focus on a numismatic topic of the competitor’s choice.
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
The following prizes will be awarded in each of the three age categories:
- Certificate and $500 cash prize, plus a $500 voucher to help build a personal library of numismatic books produced by Whitman Publishing.
- Certificate, plus a $200 book voucher from Whitman Publishing.
- Certificate, plus a $100 book voucher from Whitman Publishing.
Completed entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to:
ANA Publications Department
c/o Cynthia Wood-Davies
818 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279
For additional information, please contact Cynthia Wood-Davies, assistant editor of The Numismatist, at (719) 482-9832, or email her at email@example.com.