2014 Janet Reakes Memorial Award

Guidelines and Terms of Entry

 


 


Guidelines

Preamble
You may be relatively new to family history research or you may have years of experience. You may have learned to undertake your research by reading books, visiting and writing to repositories BCI (before computers and the internet) when the information you needed often took weeks to be delivered to your letterbox – or you may have only recently discovered the joys of genealogy and enjoy locating information on the internet. Ideally, your research methods are a combination of both. Entries are welcomed from all family history researchers, regardless of how long you have been researching.

Objective

To participate in this year’s topic, a good description of the person or family you researched must be provided, including the methods you used in your research, with explanations of why you needed a particular record and how you located it with all sources stated, of course.

Terms of Entry

2014 Topic
The most difficult ancestor I have traced

Entry Length
2,000 words (excluding references, or footnotes)

Key criteria
Each entry must be fully referenced. Failure to do so will automatically render an entry unacceptable.

Qualification requirements
No qualifications are necessary, entry is open to everyone. If you have a Genealogy diploma or History degree we would like to know, however these are neither advantageous nor disadvantageous.

Author’s Guarantee
The author of each entry is required to declare that the work is their own. Failure to do so will automatically render an entry unacceptable.

Publisher’s Guarantee
Copyright will remain with the author of each entry. The winning entries will be published on the Janet Reakes Genealogy website and the author will be fully acknowledged.

Adjudication
The 2014 Janet Reakes Memorial Award will be judged by an accredited member or members of the genealogy community, yet to be named.

Closing date
Extended to Friday 27 March 2015

Prizes
1st   Trophy provided by Australian Family Tree Connections magazine
        $500 provided by a leading genealogy organisation
2nd  Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
        $250 Vouchers provided by leading genealogy organisations
3rd   Certificate provided by Janet Reakes Genealogy
        $150 Vouchers provided by leading genealogy organisations

Results announced
June 2015 Australian Family Tree Connections magazine and on this website.

 To enter, print and complete the official Entry Form


The Janet Reakes Memorial Award

proudly organised by Australian Family Tree Connections magazine