Federation Of Family History Societies

The Elizabeth Simpson Award

For the Journal making the Best
Contribution to Family History

Competition Rules

The award was introduced in 1979. It is presented annually to the society whose journal has, in the opinion of the panel of three judges, illustrated the best contribution to family history during a twelve month period.

The overall winning society is awarded a total of £250 in prize money, a certificate and a small trophy. The winning editor will receive a one year subscription to Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and the winning society will be featured in an editon of the magazine following announcement of the winners.

The award is sponsored by Immediate Media Co. publishers of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and FFHS.

The Overall Winning Society is not eligible to submit an entry for the year immediately following their win.

Societies may submit their entry either electronically or in paper format along with a completed entry form to the FFHS Awards Officer. A contact email address is required to acknowledge receipt.

Judging will be within the following three categories, subject to their being at least 10 entries in a category.
Each category will have a winner and a runner up.

  • Large societies – 1000 members and over
  • Medium Societies – 201–999 members
  • Small Societies – 200 members and under

The winners of each category will then be judged together to determine the overall winner of the Elizabeth Simpson Award.

Certificates will be presented to winners and ‘Highly Commended’ runners up in each category.

The decision of the judges will be final. Prizes will be awarded as specified with no alternatives. The Chairman of the Judges will produce a report which will be published on the FFHS website and circulated to all entrants. The report will give a general overview of the award; no correspondence will be entered into concerning individual entries.

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