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NLG Announces 2019 Awards Competition

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The Numismatic Literary Guild (www.NLGonline.org), a nonprofit group composed of editors, authors and writers who cowl information and have tales about all types of cash, medals and tokens as collectibles, has introduced its annual awards competitors for 2019.

This yr’s competitors is being overseen by David Lange, the brand new NLG Awards Coordinator.

To be eligible for consideration in any of this yr’s classes, entries should have been revealed, launched, or posted on the Web between Might 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019. Except for the Portfolio class, three (three) copies of every entry have to be submitted, and every copy should even be accompanied by a canopy sheet itemizing the class and different info spelled out within the guidelines.

Just one entry per class is allowed per submitter. Every submission have to be accompanied by a canopy sheet or label hooked up to every entry copy and containing the next info:

  • CATEGORY NUMBER
  • CATEGORY TITLE
  • NAME OF PUBLICATION
  • TITLE OF SUBMISSION
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION
  • NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS OF ENTRANT
  • NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS OF AUTHOR IF DIFFERENT THAN ENTRANT

All entries have to be acquired no later than Wednesday, June 12, 2019. They need to be despatched to the competition coordinator on the following handle:

David W. Lange,
NLG Awards Coordinator,
c/o NGC,
P.O. Field 4776,
Sarasota, FL 34230.

Winners will probably be introduced, and awards introduced, on the 2019 NLG Bash and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, August 15, 2019, on the American Numismatic Affiliation World’s Truthful of Cash® in Rosemont, IL.

In the event you submit an entry and can’t be on the awards ceremony in individual, you need to point out in your entry cowl sheets the identify of designated one that can settle for the award in your behalf and ship it to you.

For details about becoming a member of the Numismatic Literary Guild, go to www.nlgonline.org/membership.

Listed here are the NLG 2019 Awards Competitors classes and standards.

BOOKS:

1. Guide of the Yr
The printed or digital media work having the best potential impression on numismatics. Standards embrace general reader attraction, analysis high quality, photographic and graphic excellence, cowl and typography the place relevant. Books submitted within the specialised classes are routinely thought-about for Ebook of the Yr.

Greatest Specialised Books

Three printed copies or three digital e-books are required to be submitted for every entry class.

2. United States Cash
three. World Cash (pre-1500)
four. World Cash (1500 to current)
5. United States Paper Cash
6. World Paper Cash
7. Tokens & Medals
eight. Errors or Varieties
9. Numismatic Investments
10. Numismatic Historical past or Personalities

NUMISMATIC COLUMNS OR ARTICLES

Greatest column, article or collection of articles in print or on-line from U.S. and abroad numismatic media. Three copies, photocopies or PDF information of the submission are required to accompany every entry.

11. U.S. Cash to 1900
12. U.S. Cash 1901 to Date
13. World Cash to 1500 (consists of Ancients)
14. World Cash 1501 to Date
15. U.S. Paper Cash
16. World Paper Cash
17. Tokens & Medals
18. Numismatic Spot Information, Market, or Evaluation
19. Numismatic Historical past or Personalities

20. Ed Reiter Memorial Award For Greatest Column or Collection – Numismatic Publications
Submit three onerous copies or photocopies of three totally different columns revealed in a numismatic print publication or on-line.

21. The Maurice M. Gould Memorial Award for Greatest Column – Non-Numismatic Publications
Submit three copies or photocopies of three totally different columns. Entries could also be submitted by the writer, editor or columnist of any coin column showing commonly in any non-numismatic newspaper, journal or web site.

22. James L. Miller Memorial Award – Article or Story of the Yr
The most effective function article or information story involving cash, paper cash, tokens or medals that was revealed in print and/or on-line. Submit three copies or photocopies.

PERIODICALS

23. Greatest Funding Publication
Standards embrace general reader attraction, high quality of analysis and writing, and graphics, as relevant. Submit three copies every of three totally different points – complete, 9 submitted gadgets per entry.

24. Greatest Skilled Periodical
Three copies of two totally different problems with the for-profit, skilled numismatic publication could also be submitted by the writer or editor of any every day, weekly, month-to-month, quarterly or annual for-profit numismatic publication within the U.S. or abroad. Standards embrace general numismatic attraction, options, departments, graphics, journalistic and editorial excellence as relevant.

25. Greatest Membership or Not-for-Revenue Periodical
Open to any native, regional, nationwide or worldwide nonprofit numismatic group within the U.S. or abroad. Submit three copies of two totally different points.

WEBSITES

26. Greatest On-line Information Web site
Submit hyperlink(s) to entry pages or three copies of printed chosen entry pages.

27. Greatest Vendor or Business Web site
Submit hyperlink(s) to entry pages or three copies of print out of chosen entry pages.

28. Greatest Non-Commerce Web site
This class is for websites maintained by coin golf equipment and different non-commercial organizations and people dedicated to the coin pastime. Three copies of the website online house web page and all posted gadgets linked to it on the time the copies are made, submitted by the writer or editor, are required to accompany this submission.

29. Greatest Numismatic Social Media Platform or Coin Collector Discussion board
The award will probably be introduced for the most effective numismatic-themed web page or feed posted on a collector discussion board website (or message board) or social media website resembling Fb, Instagram, Twitter or Google Plus. Entries will probably be judged based mostly on the standard of articles, exterior hyperlinks, and graphics posted. Viewers engagement additionally might be thought-about by the judges. Submit hyperlink(s) to entry pages or three print outs of chosen entry pages.

30. Greatest Weblog
This award acknowledges the perfect interactive weblog that communicates info and private commentaries concerning the numismatic pastime. Please submit arduous copies of three full weblog entries.

AUCTION CATALOGS

Three copies of every catalog are required for entry. Standards consists of cowl design, general eye attraction, format, graphics and format, analysis and high quality of description. Entries could also be submitted by public sale agency, auctioneer or cataloger. ONLY ONE CATALOG FROM EACH AUCTION FIRM shall be thought-about in every class. A number of entries in any class shall be disqualified.

31. Greatest U.S. Cash Public sale Catalog
32. Greatest World Cash Public sale Catalog
33. Greatest Paper Cash Public sale Catalog
34. Greatest Books or Exonumia Public sale Catalog

AUDIO-VISUAL

35. Radio
Greatest information story, function report or persevering with collection involving numismatics. Entries should embrace three copies of a standard-size CD, flash/thumb drive or URL of a narrative or function report or three choices from persevering with collection, accompanied by written assertion citing date(s) of broadcast, name letters and site of radio station.

36. Tv
Greatest spot information story, function report or persevering with collection involving numismatics proven on tv or cable. Entries should embrace three standard-size CD, flash/thumb drive or VHS videocassette recording of the tv story or function report broadcast or three choices from a unbroken televised collection. Entry have to be accompanied by a written assertion citing date(s) of broadcast, name letters and site of station.

37. Audio
Greatest audio program or podcast involving numismatics, however non-broadcast. Consists of audio tracks from numismatic slide exhibits, instructional tapes, audio newsletters and different shows comparable to podcasts. Entries should embrace three copies of a standard-size CD or flash/thumb drive of the audio, written assertion citing date(s) of first use.

38. Brief Video – Business or Non-Business
This class is for video shows of 10 minutes or much less. Greatest non-broadcast slide movie, PowerPoint®, film movie or videotape presentation involving numismatics made for instructional functions. Entry should embrace three copies of the audio in addition to visible supplies – both written script or soundtrack of DVD or CD, movie, audio or video cassette or flash/thumb drive utilized in presentation.

39. Lengthy Video – Business or Non-Business
This class is for video shows lasting longer than 10 minutes. The submission standards are the identical as for No. 38.

40. Software program or App
Greatest presentation of latest numismatic-related software program or cellular software revealed in CD-Rom, DVD, App Retailer or another digital format or digital supply system. For bodily media, three copies of the work wants be submitted. For digitally distributed software program or apps, three copies should even be offered, and if the entry is distributed on the Android or Apple retailer, written directions have to be offered about the right way to find and obtain the app. Every entry have to be accompanied by a written assertion citing date(s) of first use.

SPECIAL AWARDS

41. Lee Martin Founder’s Award – Greatest All-Round Portfolio
Assortment of writings and/or pictures and associated gadgets demonstrating numismatic writing potential and flexibility revealed inside the contest yr. The emphasis is on high quality, not amount, and group and presentation will rely as closely as quantity. One copy of the portfolio entry must be submitted and might be submitted as PDF information on a flash or thumb drive. Gadgets included within the portfolio can also be submitted in different related classes at entrant’s choice.

42. Clement F. Bailey Memorial Award
This award was endowed by Jim Miller of Miller Magazines in reminiscence of an particularly beloved member of the numismatic writing group and NLG founder, Clement F. Bailey. This award acknowledges excellence amongst new writers in numismatics whose first revealed writings on this area appeared in interest publications in the course of the earlier yr. Nominees are provided solely by numismatic publishers.

43. The Ribbit
This award acknowledges a person who has achieved prominence in numismatics whereas sustaining approachability, a humorousness and important modesty. The winner is chosen by the earlier yr’s recipient.

44. The Clemy
The winner of this award, the Guild’s highest honor, is chosen by the earlier yr’s recipient(s) from an inventory of nominees offered by the NLG Board of Administrators.

NLG reserves the fitting to restrict the variety of plaques for any given entry, with the quantity to be decided at its discretion. NLG will present plaques just for the individuals named in an entry when it’s initially submitted. Winners dwelling in nations aside from america, Canada and Mexico will obtain certificates and money awards, moderately than plaques. The money award shall be $50 for first place winners.

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