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AfriGeneas Writing Challenges

Black History Month 2013 Challenge

Announcing the first AfriGeneas writing challenge of the year. For Black History Month, we’re asking you to write a Success Story about researching and finding an ancestor.

$250 in cash prizes: 1st Place, $100; 2nd Place, $75; 3rd Place, $50; 4th Place, $25.


1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
2. Only one entry permitted per person.
3. Entry may not exceed 1500 words.
4. The theme is “Success Stories” and must be about researching and finding your own ancestor(s).
5. Entry will be judged on style and content. Please include photos or illustrations and cite sources.
6. Entry must be the original work of the submitter, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person.
7. Entry must include the Entry and Release Form including the following information: title of the essay, your name, your address and phone number, your email address, and word count. Download it here.
8. Entry must be submitted in Word format to
9. Entries may be submitted beginning at 12:01 AM CST, Monday, February 11, 2013.
10. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 PM CST.
11. Winners will be notified by email by Sunday, March 17, 2013.


Created: 9 May 1999 :: Updated: 10 Feb 2013
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