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Deadline

Participants must be YN members of the ANA. ­Deadline for receipt of submissions for the 2014 Young ­Numis­matist Literary Awards is May 15.

Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges, including Bill ­Fivaz, Q. David Bowers and Ken Bressett. Awards will be presented in Colorado
Springs at  the ANA's 2014 Summer Seminar, June 21-­July 3. 

Send entries to the Publications Department, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
or via email to magazine@money.org

What it is

The American Numismatic Association presents literary awards to outstanding young writers. Categories are as follows. Each is named in honor of a Whitman author dedicated to educating the next generation of numismatists: 

Bill Fivaz Young Numismatist Literary Award 

(Ages 8-12)

Article should display basic knowledge of a numismatic topic. Creativity and original conclusions are encouraged. Suggested length: 450-900 words 


Q. David Bowers Young Numismatist Literary Award 

(Ages 13-17)

Article should display advanced knowledge of a numismatic topic. Logically presented facts and original conclusions are encouraged. A bibliographic list of sources is recommended, but not required. Suggested length: 900-1,800 words 


Kenneth E. Bressett Young Numismatist Literary Award 

(Ages 18-22)

Article should display in-depth knowledge of a numismatic topic. Logically presented facts and original conclusions are required, as is a bibliographic list of sources. Inclusion of charts, graphs, tables or other illustrations is encouraged. Suggested length: 1,800-3,600 words.

The following prizes will be awarded in each of the three age categories:

First Place

Plaque and $500 cash prize, plus a $500 voucher with which to build a personal library of numismatic books produced by Whitman Publishing

Second Place

Certificate, plus a $200 book voucher

Third Place

Certificate, plus a $100 book voucher

Send entries to the Publications Department, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903; or via email to magazine@money.org

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