The WSGS Outstanding Project Award is awarded to local genealogical societies or organizations in recognition of exceptional genealogical or historical projects implemented during the past year.
The project may be either one-time or ongoing, a single program or a series of programs, but must have been completed by December 31, 2016. Nominations for the Outstanding Project Award should include a description of the project, goals and objectives, and a summary of the reasons for the nomination. A history of the project should also be provided, including timelines, major milestones, and roles of participants. The deadline to nominate your local project is February 1, 2017. The nomination form can be downloaded here
Nominations will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Number of Society members participating in the project.
Number of Society members and/or general public benefiting from the project.
Support of local society and/or WSGS goals.
Quality and usefulness of the project.
Extent of publicity used to promote the project.
Success of the project in meetings its goals and objectives.
A limited number of awards will be presented at the 2017 WSGS Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society's Spring Seminar on April 22, 2017 in Yakima. Winning societies will be awarded certificates and a one-year membership to the Washington State Genealogical Society.
For more information on the Outstanding Project Award, contact Roxanne Lowe
, Chair, WSGS Recognition Committee.