On Tuesday, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) announced rules and categories for the upcoming 2014 NLG Writers’ Competition. Numismatic authors, who are members of the NLG and have published original numismatic work online or in print between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014 may participate. Complete rules to enter are posted online at the NLG’s website.

This year’s categories are as follows:

BOOKS

1. Book of the Year
2. United States Coins
3. World Coins
4. U.S. Paper Money
5. World Paper Money
6. Tokens & Medals
7. Numismatic Investments
8. Museum & Exhibition Catalogs

U.S. NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES: BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES

9. Coins
10. Tokens & Medals
11. Paper Money
12. Best Column
13. Best Issue

WORLD NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES: BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES

14. Coins
15. Tokens & Medals
16. Paper Money
17. Best Column
18. Best Issue

LARGE-CIRCULATION AND OTHER NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

19. Best Article
20. Best Column
21. Best Issue

SMALL-CIRCULATION AND OTHER NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

22. Best Article
23. Best Column
24. Best Issue

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS

25. Best Spot News Story … or continuing coverage of a developing story in numismatics.

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

26. Coins
27. Tokens & Medals
28. Paper Money
29. Best Column
30. Best Issue

NON-NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES

31. The Maurice M. Gould Memorial Award
32. Best Article

INTERNET WEB SITES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES

33. Coins
34. Tokens & Medals
35. Paper Money
36. Best Column
37. Best Online News Site
38. Best Dealer Web Site
39. Best Non-Trade Website
40. Best Blog
41. Best Non-Numismatic Website
42. Software

AUCTION CATALOGS

43. Coin and currency auction catalogs
44. Catalogs for auctions of books and exonumia

COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS

45. Lee Martin Founder’s Award for Best Investment Newsletter
46. Best Dealer-Published Magazine or Newsletter
47. Best All-Around Portfolio
48. Best Writer in the NLG Newsletter
49. Best Radio Program Involving Numismatics (broadcast or online)
50. Best Audio Program Involving Numismatics (non-broadcast)
51. Best Television Program Involving Numismatics (broadcast or online)
52. Best Video Program Involving Numismatics (non-commercial)
53. Best Video Program Involving Numismatics (commercial)

SPECIAL MEMORIAL AWARDS

54. James F. Miller Memorial Award

This award, honoring the co-founder and longtime publisher of COINage magazine, recognizes the best numismatic article to appear in any medium, including both numismatic and non-numismatic magazines, newspapers and Internet Web sites.

55. Clement F. Bailey Memorial Award

This award was endowed by Jim Miller of Miller Magazines in memory of an especially beloved member of the numismatic writing community and NLG founder, Clement F. Bailey. This award recognizes excellence among new writers in numismatics whose first published writings in this field appeared in hobby publications during the previous year. Nominees are supplied solely by numismatic publishers.

56. The Ribbit

This award recognizes service to the hobby and to the NLG. The winner is selected by the previous year’s recipient.

57. The Clemy

The winner of this award, the Guild’s highest honor, is chosen by the previous year’s recipient(s) from a list of nominees provided by the NLG Board of Directors.
NLG reserves the right to limit the number of plaques for any given entry, with the number to be determined at its discretion. NLG will provide plaques only for the persons named in an entry when it is originally submitted.

 
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1 Comments

  1. Louis says:

    Are you sure you need to be a member of the NLG to enter? I checked the rules and do not see anything about that.

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