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young numismatist literary awards


Celebrating talented Young Numismatists in Numismatic Writing

To encourage young writers and promote future numismatic authors, the ANA annually presents Young Numismatist (YN) Literary Awards. Whitman Publishing, LLC of Atlanta, Georgia, has partnered with the ANA to offer significant prizes to worthy recipients. Award categories are named after distinguished Whitman authors.

Send submissions to Cynthia Wood-Davies at cwood-davies@money.org by no later than May 14.

▶ Provide your ANA member number, category of submission and contact information (e-mail, phone and address).

▶ Files should be sent in Microsoft Word or PDF format only.

▶ File names should include the author and subject of the article.

Submission Criteria

Send submissions to Cynthia Wood-Davies at cwood-davies@money.org by no later than May 14.

▶ Provide your ANA member number, category of submission and contact information (e-mail, phone and address).

▶ Files should be sent in Microsoft Word or PDF format only.

▶ File names should include the author and subject of the article.

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 2018 Summer Seminar, June 16 - June 28.

Bill Fivaz Young Numismatist Literary Award

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

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

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

Awards Structure

Award Structure

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

  • First Place: Plaque and $500 cash prize, plus a $500 book voucher that can be used to purchase numismatic references produced by Whitman Publishing.

  • Second Place: Certificate, plus a $200 book voucher.

  • Third Place: Certificate, plus a $100 book voucher.