The following is an announcement from the Ontario Genealogical Society
"The Ontario Genealogical Society has established two essay competitions for students. Both require a paper to be written on a topic within family history. Both carry a prize of $500 and publication in Families.
The Dr. Don Brearley Genealogical Essay Prize is open to secondary school students in grades 11 and 12 in any Ontario school. See the Guidelines for complete information and a flyer for posting. Submission deadline is April 1 of each year (or the following business day should this date fall on a weekend).
The Mike Brede Genealogical Essay Prize is open to any full-time student in a university or community college who is either a resident of Ontario or attending an Ontario university or community college. See the Guidelines for complete information and a flyer for posting. Submission deadline is April 1 of each year (or the following business day should this date fall on a weekend).It's fair to say that OGS has not been overwhelmed with entries to these competitions in past years. If student competitions are aimed to increase interest in family history OGS would be wise to develop a competition more appealing to the social media generation?
For more information on either of these essay competitions, please contact the OGS Awards Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org."