Friday, May 9, 2014

Writing Competition

For budding essayists this reminder appeared in the latest SAG E-News received at the Society

Centenary of WWI Essay competition run by UK Fed FHS

The deadline for this is looming!

To honour the Centenary of the First World War in 2014, the Federation of FHS is encouraging family historians to write an account of up to 1,000 words about an ancestor's involvement in WWI. Entries may be submitted electronically to or by post to AFFHO, PO Box 3012, Weston Creek, ACT 2611, Australia. You'll find further details and the entry form on the front page of the AFFHO website at

The closing date is 30 June 2014 and winners will be announced in August 2014. First prize is a one year full world subscription to, second prize one year's UK Heritage Plus membership to and third prize one year's global data subscription to MyHeritage. The essays will be judged by a panel representing the UK Federation, AFFHO and the SAG. So if the recent commemoration of Anzac Day has started you thinking about your family's involvement in WWI, now is a great time to put pen to paper and submit an entry to this great competition.

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