Entries must be submitted to the Family History
Award Sub-Committee of the Queensland Family History Society Inc.
by 30 November each year. Selection and presentation will be made
the following year at the Annual General Meeting.
All entries submitted remain the property of the
Society and will be housed in the Society library after judging.
Each entry will have a special label indicating that it was entered
for the award.
All entries must be in recognised book form (duplicated,
offset printed, typeset etc) with paper or hard covers, and be issued
in an edition of two or more copies.
An entry for this Award must have significant Queensland
content and must be the story of a family, not an individual.
Entries need not have been written during the current
year, but should have been published no earlier than five years ago.
The judging panel will give fair consideration to
all eligible entries each year, irrespective of the production method
Authors may submit more than one entry in any year
if they wish.
The Society has the right to publicise winning entries
where the Award may be receiving public notice or acknowledgment.
The Society reserves the right to refuse any entry
considered unsuitable. Enquiries.
As a guideline to entrants, the following points
are intended to make them aware of the judging considerations. However,
they are not to be taken to be stipulations of entry.
What is the scope of the work?
Has the work been well-conceived and planned?
Is the work the result of detailed and thorough research?
Does the work adequately cover the pre-immigration component of the family history?
Is the work clearly presented and well executed with respect to:
- format / layout?
- good use of material?
- definition of material used?
Is the work interesting?
Does the work contain:
- title page (publisher, place of publication and date)?
- table of contents?
- genealogical tables which are easy to read?
- list of the location of the source material?
- complete index?
- footnotes / endnotes, and references?
- some acknowledgement that requirements of the
Copyright and Legal Deposit Acts have been met
- provision for amendments and additions?
Did the finished work achieve the original purpose for which it was intended?