young numismatist literary awards

Celebrating talented Young Numismatists in Numismatic Writing

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

ANA efforts to reach out to Young Numismatists is in thanks to our Donors.

YN Literary Awards

YN Literary Awards are announced annually at Summer Seminar. 

Submissions for the 2017 YN Literary Awards contest must be postmarked by May 15.

Completed entries can be emailed to magazine@money.org or sent to:

ANA Publications Department
c/o Cynthia Wood-Davies
818 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

For additional information, contact Cynthia Wood-Davies, copy editor of The Numismatist, at cwood-davies@money.org.
Submission Criteria

Participants must be YN members of the ANA. ­Deadline for receipt of submissions for the 2017 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 2016 Summer Seminar, June 18 - June 30. 

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

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.
  • 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