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Outstanding Communication Award

The Washington State Genealogical Society recognizes the vital importance of communicating to its members, researchers, and genealogy community. The Outstanding Communication Award formerly focussed on local societies’ websites. In these fast-moving technological times, the award has now been expanded to include all forms of communication, including websites, social media, newsletters, lectures, videos, podcasts, etc.
Nominations from local societies are evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • General look and feel
  • Readability and attractiveness
  • Overall publication make-up
  • Writing and editing quality
  • Variety of information and originality
  • Reflects local flavor of Society
  • Contains information on local resources
  • Current, frequent usage or viewership
  • Of general genealogical interest to a broad audience
The award will be presented at the 2017 WSGS Annual Meeting on April 22, 2017 in conjunction with the Yakima Vallley Genealogical Society's Spring Seminar. The winning society will be awarded a certificate and have possession of the perpetual trophy for the year.
The deadline for Outstanding Communication Award nominations is February 1, 2017. The nomination form can be downloaded here.
More information on the WSGS Outstanding Communication Award, contact Roxanne Lowe, Chair, WSGS Recognition Committee.