National Genealogical Society

Awards & Competitions

Rubincam Youth Award

"To encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians"

Deadline for Submissions—31 December Annually

History

The Rubincam Youth Award was established in 1986 to honor Milton Rubincam, cg*, fasg, fngs, for his many years of service to the National Genealogical Society and to the field of genealogy. These awards encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians.

The awards may be given annually to a student in either one or two age categories for an appropriately prepared genealogy. Up to two honorable mentions (runners-up) may also be named in each category. The awards are announced and presented at the annual NGS Banquet at the annual NGS Family History Conference. If the winners are not present, award presentations may be made at another agreed-upon time.

Click here to see past winners.

Categories

Senior

High school students in grades 10–12 or between the ages of 16–18. The award winner receives a $500 cash prize, a plaque, the NGS Home Study Course, and a one-year NGS membership. Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine. (This was the only category in the Rubincam Youth Award until 2007.)

Junior

Middle school students in grades 7–9 or between the ages of 13–15 years. The award winner receives a plaque, the NGS Home Study Course, and a one-year NGS membership. Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine.  (This category was established in 2007.)

General Guidelines for the Awards

Students

  • Young persons worldwide are eligible to apply.
  • NGS membership is not required.
  • Students must apply under the appropriate age/grade award.

Submissions

  • Must be in English
  • Must be original unpublished work
  • Become property of NGS and will not be returned
  • Are not eligible for later resubmission
  • Will not be returned if incomplete

Submission Requirements

The following downloadable PDF files detail submission requirements for both the Senior and the Junior categories of the Rubincam Youth Award.

Senior Rubincam Youth Award Submission Requirements (PDF 142KB)
Junior Rubincam Youth Award Submission Requirements (PDF 129KB)
Other Citation Forms (PDF 35.9KB)
Suggested References (PDF 37KB)

Mail to:
NGS Rubincam Award
National Genealogical Society
3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
Arlington, Virginia 22204-4370 USA

E-mail contact information is required for all submissions.

Questions? Contact the NGS Awards Chair at awards@ngsgenealogy.org.

*Certified Genealogist, cg, Certified Genealogical Lecturer and cgl are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® used by the Board to identify its program of genealogical competency evaluation and used under license by the Board’s associates.

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