National Genealogical Society (NGS) Rubincam Youth Writing Competition 2020


National Genealogical Society (NGS) is now accepting entries from High school and Middle school students any where in the world for its 2020 Rubincam Youth Writing Competition. The deadline for submission of entries for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Rubincam Youth Writing Competition is 15th December, 2019.

National Genealogical Society (NGS) Rubincam Youth Writing Competition

The awards may be given annually to a student in either one or two age categories for an appropriately prepared genealogy. Up to two honorable mentions (runners-up) may also be named in each category. The awards are announced and presented at the annual NGS Banquet at the annual NGS Family History Conference. If the winners are not present, award presentations may be made at another agreed-upon time.



National Genealogical Society (NGS) Rubincam Youth Writing Competition Categories/Prizes.

  • Senior: High school students in grades 9–12 at the time of submission. The award winner receives a $500 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (non-print). Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine.
  • Junior: Middle school students in grades 6–8 at the time of submission. The award winner receives a $250 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (non-print). Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine.

National Genealogical Society (NGS) Rubincam Youth Writing Competition Eligibility.

  • Young persons worldwide are eligible to apply
  • NGS membership is not required
  • Students must apply under the appropriate age/grade award
  • The submission
    • Must be in English
    • Must be original unpublished work
    • Become property of NGS and will not be returned
    • Are not eligible for later resubmission
    • Will not be returned if incomplete

How to Apply for National Genealogical Society (NGS) Rubincam Youth Writing Competition.

Entries can be submitted via email at awards@ngsgenealogy.org with “Rubincam Youth Writing Competition” in the subject line.

Or by post to:

NGS Rubincam Youth Writing Competition
National Genealogical Society
6400 Arlington Blvd, Suite 810
Falls Church, VA 22042-2318

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