Keffer Writing Contest
The purpose of this Contest is to recognize unpublished genealogical writing by awarding winning authors with substantial prizes and by publishing their essays in Families. A generous benefaction from Marion Keffer, a long-time OGS member and genealogist par excellence, provides these prizes.
Student Essay Competitions
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 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).
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).
For more information on either of these essay competitions, please contact the OGS Awards Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.