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The 2023 Literary Awards & Essay Contest

The deadline for both Literary Awards and Essay Contest is July 15, 2023

Enter by clicking https://csginc.org/literary-awards/

CSG has always encouraged its members to publish.  It has also stated the goal of “maintaining and elevating genealogical standards.” One means of achieving both these ends has been to hold an annual literary award contest to recognize and reward excellence in genealogical publishing.  The first contest was held in 1987.

1) Thirty-fifth Annual CSG  Literary Awards Contest

Submissions are now being accepted for 2023.

A Grand Prize of $500 may be awarded to the overall best publication.

Two First Prizes of $250 each may be awarded for the best in each of the two categories.


  • “Genealogy & Family History”
  • “Genealogical Resource/DNA/Technology”

2) CSG Literary Awards – Twelfth Annual Essay Contest
“Tell Me Your Family Story”

Submissions are now being accepted for 2023.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $100.

Essays may include family stories; oral histories; genealogy-related blog entries, excerpts from an ancestor’s journal diary; transcriptions of Bible records or cemetery markers; family histories/traditions, and socio-economic background surrounding/affecting an ancestor.

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