2022 Numismatic Literary Guild Awards Competition

Numismatic Literary Guild  

2022 Award Categories & Rules  

Please read the following rules and requirements very carefully. Submissions that do not adhere to  the rules may be disqualified.  

  • All submitters must be paid-up members of the NLG as of May 1, 2022.  
  • All submissions are to be sent to David W. Lange, Awards Coordinator, POB 110022,  Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211.  
  • Please do not send a membership application with your submissions. Those should be sent to: Maurice Rosen, Treasurer NLG 1120 Old Country Road, Suite 306, Plainview, NY 11803  
  • All submissions must have been published between May 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022.  
  • Each copy of each entry must be accompanied by its own printed cover sheet, and this applies  to electronic submissions, too. The sheet must include the applicable category and sub category, the name and date of its publication and the name and contact information of the  submitter. See the sample cover sheet below.  
  • No more than one entry per category is permitted, except where the instructions specifically  require multiple examples of work, such as with columns.  
  • Please, no rubber bands or paper clips, as these may become separated in transit. Cover  sheets should be stapled to the front of each entry, though exceptions will be made for  hardcover books and non-printed media.  
  • Aside from the All-Around Portfolio Category, where presentation does count, please don’t  provide elaborate packaging for your entries. This will never be seen by the judges.  
  • Submissions must be received by June 4, 2022 to be eligible for competition.  Sample Cover Sheet  

CATEGORY 4b  

NUMISMATIC COLUMNS  

UNITED STATES COINS  

Coins Coins Coins Journal  

“The Coin Column”  

June, 2021  

February, 2022  

April, 2022  

John Q. Numismatist  

POB 1234  

Frostbite Falls, MN 56688  

Jqn@coinland.net 

Categories  

1. BEST SPECIALIZED BOOKS (Three printed copies are required for each entry, unless the entry  is an e-book exclusively) 

 a. United States or Related Coins  

 b. Ancient or Medieval Coins  

 c. World Coins (1500 to Date) 

 d. Paper Money  

 e. Tokens or Medals  

 f. Numismatic Investment or Marketplace 

 g. Numismatic History or Personalities  

2. BOOK OF THE YEAR (Books submitted in the specialized categories are automatically  considered for Book of the Year, and submitting additional copies is not required.) This is the printed or electronic media work having the greatest potential impact on  numismatics. Criteria include overall reader appeal, research quality, photographic and  graphic excellence, cover and typography where applicable.  

3. NUMISMATIC FEATURE ARTICLES (Three copies are required for each entry.)  a. United States Coins – Early (Coin types initiated before 1900) 

 b. United States Coins – Modern (Coin types initiated after 1900)  

 c. Ancient or Medieval Coins 

 d. World Coins (1500 to Date) 

 e. Paper Money 

 f. Tokens or Medals  

 g. Numismatic Investment or Marketplace 

 h. Numismatic History or Personalities 

 James L. Miller Memorial Award – Article or Story of the Year  

(Articles submitted in the specialized categories are automatically considered for this award,  and submitting additional copies is not required.)  

4. NUMISMATIC COLUMNS (Three copies each of three different installments are required, and  each must be the work of a single author or pair of authors.) 

 a. United States Coins – Early (Coin types initiated before 1900) 

 b. United States Coins – Modern (Coin types initiated after 1900) 

 c. Ancient or Medieval Coins  

 d. World Coins (1500 to Date) 

 e. Paper Money  

 f. Tokens or Medals 

 g. Numismatic Investment or Marketplace 

 h. Numismatic History or Personalities  

5. PERIODICALS (Three copies each of three different issues are required.)  a. Best Investment Newsletter 

Criteria include overall reader appeal, quality of research and writing, and graphics, as  applicable. 

 b. Best Professional Periodical 

To be submitted by the publisher or editor of any daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual  for-profit numismatic publication in the U.S. or overseas. Criteria include overall numismatic  appeal, features, departments, graphics, journalistic and editorial excellence as applicable.  c. Best Club or Not-for-Profit Periodical – Large Circulation 

Open to any local, regional, national or international not-for-profit numismatic organization in  the U.S. or overseas having a circulation of 1500 or more per issue.  

 d. Best Club or Not-for-Profit Periodical – Small Circulation 

Open to any local, regional, national or international not-for-profit numismatic organization in  the U.S. or overseas having a circulation of fewer than 1500 per issue.  

6. WEBSITES (Submit url or three printed copies of selected entry pages.) 

 a. Best Online News Website 

 b. Best Dealer or Industry Website 

 c. Best Non-Trade Website 

This category is for web sites maintained by coin clubs and other non-commercial  organizations and individuals devoted to the coin hobby. 

 d. Best Numismatic Social Media Platform or Coin Collector Forum  The award will be presented for the best numismatic-themed page or feed posted on a  collector forum site (or message board) or social media site such as Facebook, Instagram,  Twitter or Google Plus. Entries will be judged based on the quality of articles, external links,  and graphics posted. Audience engagement also will be considered by the judges.  e. Best Blog 

This award recognizes the best interactive blog that communicates information and personal  commentaries about the numismatic hobby.  

7. AUCTION OR FIXED-PRICE CATALOGS (Submit three copies of each entry.) Criteria include cover design, overall eye appeal, format, graphics and layout, research and  quality of description. Entries may be submitted by auction firm, auctioneer or cataloger.  (NOTE: Submitters may enter each of the four sub-categories, but only one entry per each  sub-category is permitted.) 

 a. Best U.S. Coin Auction Catalog 

 b. Best World Coin Auction Catalog 

 c. Best Paper Money Auction Catalog 

 d. Best Book or Exonumia Auction Catalog  

 e. Best Single Auction Lot Description in Any Category 

8. AUDIO-VIDEO  

 a. Audio (Entries must include three standard-size CDs, flash/thumb drives or URLs) Best audio presentation for a spot news story, a feature program or a continuing series  involving numismatics. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of production, rather than the  subject matter.  

 b. Video (Entries must include three standard-size DVDs, flash/thumb drives or URLs) Best video presentation for a spot news story, a feature program or a continuing series  involving numismatics. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of production, rather than the  subject matter. 

 c. Still Photography (Entry must include three sets of five examples each in either hard copy or  electronic format.) 

This applies to both commercial and non-commercial photography of numismatic subjects,  and entries may include examples of each.  

 d. App (For physical media three copies of the work need to be submitted. For digitally  distributed software or apps, three copies must also be provided, and if the entry is distributed  on the Android or Apple store, written instructions must be provided about how to locate and  download the app. Each entry must be accompanied by a written statement citing date(s) of  first use.) 

Best presentation of new numismatic-related software or mobile application published in CD Rom, DVD, App Store or any other electronic format or electronic delivery system.  

e. Presentation Software (Entries must include three electronic copies of the program. Each  entry must be accompanied by a written statement citing date(s) of first use.) Best presentation of new numismatic-related programming utilizing PowerPoint or a similar  tool.  

9. SPECIAL AWARDS  

 a. Lee Martin Founder’s Award – Best All-Around Portfolio (Only one copy of the portfolio  entry needs to be submitted and may be submitted as PDF files on a flash/thumb drive. Items  included in the portfolio may also be submitted in other relevant categories at entrant’s option.) Collection of writings and/or photographs and related items demonstrating numismatic writing  ability and versatility published within the contest year. The emphasis is on quality, not  quantity, and organization and presentation will count as heavily as volume.  

 b. The Ribbit  

This award recognizes an individual who has achieved prominence in numismatics while  maintaining approachability, a sense of humor and essential modesty. The winner is selected  by the previous year’s recipient.  

 c. The Clemy  

The winner of this award, the Guild’s highest honor, is chosen by the previous year’s recipient  from a list of nominees provided by the NLG Board of Directors.  

NLG reserves the right to limit the number of plaques for any given entry, with the number to be  determined at its discretion. NLG will provide plaques only for the persons named in an entry when it  is originally submitted. Winners living in countries other than the United States, Canada and Mexico  will receive certificates and cash awards, rather than plaques. The cash award will be $50 for first place winners.