About NGS

Rubincam Youth Award

“To encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians.”

Deadline for submissions is 15 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.

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, and a one-year NGS membership (non-print). 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 $250 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (non-print). 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  • Must be original unpublished work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 Instructions

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) >

Deadline for submissions is 15 December, annually.

Submissions via Email Submissions via Postal Mail
[email protected]
Include “Rubincam Award” in the subject line.
NGS Rubincam Award
National Genealogical Society
6400 Arlington Blvd, Suite 810
Falls Church, VA 22042-2318

Note: Email contact information is required for all submissions.

NGS Rubincam Youth Award—Past Winners

AWARD YEAR SENIOR RUBINCAM YOUTH AWARD JUNIOR RUBINCAM YOUTH AWARD
2018 Ryan Bobo, Meridian, Idaho no winner
2017 Ryan Patrick Day Katie Cowart
2016 Jane M. Wilkey Amelia Dogan
2015 Erin Rose O’Hara Adam Wickham
2014 Rachel Hattok no winner
2013 Andrew Staton no winner
2012 Nathan Thomas Wheeler Oliver Patterson
2011 Matthew Dalton Lauderback no winner
2009 Thomas Adams no winner
2003 D. Joshua Taylor no winner
2002 Matthew Clayton Mitchell no winner
2001 Scott David Seidler no winner