The 2002 Family Tree
Newsletter Contest is over and The Galley, the publication of The Clan
Macneill Association of America has won the first-ever Master's Class
competition. Editors Nellie McNeill-Sanders and Vicki Sanders Corporon
will share an engraved silver tray.
Our overall Grand
Prize winner is the annual publication of the Clan Munro Association USA,
the Munro Eagle. Editor Anne Munroe Long will be awarded an engraved
First runner-up in
the Master's Class is the Clan MacLeod Society Newsletter, Harry Boyes,
Grand Prize is Nuestra Familia Banegas, Cindy B. Fahrbach editor.
We have a tie for
the Overall First Place between The Timen Stiddem Society Newsletter,
Richard L. Deadham editor and The Quarterly of the Shelby County
Historical Society, Inc., Diane Seales, editor.
In the Burns Club
Photocopy Single Sheet competition, the Newsletter of the Burns Club of
Atlanta, Victor S. Gregg, won first place.
Scottish-American Society competition, the Palmetto & Thistle, Rich
Shader editor, won first place.
In the competition
for Scottish Clan Regional Newsletter category, The Banner, Clan Donald,
USA Mid-East Region, Martha B. Gill editor, has won the first place.
In the category of
Jewish Family Newsletter - Computer Generated, The Smelkinson Family
Circle Newsletter, David S. Thaler editor, has been awarded first prize.
We had a Civic
Newsletter category this time and The Tar Heel, Shallotte Lions Club,
Len Ferguson editor, has won the top spot.
Genealogical Library Newsletters has been won by News from the New
Library, Elmer Spear editor.
Scots-Other-Than-Clans (Coated Paper) Newsletter has been awarded to The
Thistledown News, Carol Barnett editor.
The Kern County
Scottish Society, Incorporated Games Program has won the first place
spot in the Games Program category.
Scots, Other Than
Clan Category First Place has been won by Thistle 'n Dixie, Kathleen M.
Scots, Other Than
Clan (Photocopied, Single Page) First Place has been awarded to The
Rampant Lion, the Dixon Scottish Cultural Association, Don Burns
editor. Second Place in this category has been won by The Tattoo,
Richard McConnell editor.
The Kilt & Harp,
Journal of the Scottish Harp Society of America, Inc., Cynthia Cathcart
editor, has won in the Harp Society category.
Magazine competition has ended in a tie for first place. The
publication of The Clan Hamilton, An Darach, Rita Hamilton editor and
Clan Chatter, from the McDuffie/Macfie Clan Society of America, Inc.,
Bruce J. MacDuffie editor have both been awarded blue ribbons. Second
Place in the same category has been awarded to The Eagle Gate, Grover T.
Newsletter competition has ended with The Clan Munro Association USA
publication The Eagle Flyer, Anne Monroe Long winning first place and
the publication of the Clan Hunter Association, USA, Inc., The Hunter's
Horn, Thomas H. Hunter editor winning second place.
Computer Generated Newsletter entries have been judged and the winner is
Monteith-The American Family, Michael Monteith editor.
Magazines Category has been won by Bel_A_Peal, Ward L. Ginn, Jr.,
editor. The second place entry is the Self Family Newsletter, Daniel C.
and Cheryl E. McCarthy.
Newsletter competition has ended with John T. Kerr's The Borderline
winning first place.
Magazine winners are Carolina Trees & Branches, Teresa Ferguson editor,
first place; and Madison County Genealogical News, Maybelle Greeson
editor, second place. Third place is Jots from the Point from the
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Alexis Olkowski editor.
- Computer Generated Category was won by The Katz Kronicle, Davis S.
Thaler editor. Second place is the Roark-Conner Family News, Chuck
Gross editor. Third place was won by The Utley Family Update, Jackie
was won by Ballentine Branches, George H. Ballentine editor. Second
place was won by the Maxwell Monitor, Janet Maxwell-Tilp. The Sands of
Time, Ruth Sistler and Richard D. Sullins won third place.
Magazines was won by The Inglis Times, Adita Inglis editor.
The first place
spot in French Societies has been won by Socie'te Les Enfants de la
France, Kathleen M. Calder editor.
Genealogical Magazine competition was won by Point-POINTers, Thomas E.
Militello, MD editor.
Society Newsletters was won by The Tartan Thistle, Raymond Rushton
Program Book was won by Raymond Rushton as well.
Genealogical Magazine Category was won by Polk County Historical &
Genealogical Society Quarterly & Newsletter, Marian Bailey Presswood
editor. Second Place has been awarded to Taylor County Tracer, John R.
Adams, Sr., editor.
First Place -
Health Newsletter Coated Paper - has been won by Thornton Family
Chiropractic, Dr. Sean Reif, DC, PC editor.
Society Magazine - Typed Format, under 75 pages - has been won by
Will/Grundy County (IL) Genealogical Society with Nancy Bruce Crilly
Genealogical Society Magazine over 75 Pages has been won by the Alabama
Genealogical Society Magazine, Samford University Library, Marcia K.
Smith Collier editor.
Our judges asked us
to tell all of the entrants that every effort was made to judge apples to
apples and oranges to oranges. The judges divided all of the entries so
that like publications were judged against like publications.
The judges also wish
for us to tell the entrants who have competed over the years, that it is
rewarding for them to see improvement in the publications as the editors
diligently follow the advice given on the critique sheets.
One of the judges
said, "Every year has shown improvement in quality and content and use of
art, graphics and photographs. The publications have become more
attractive and more interesting!"
Next years' competition will begin in the fall.