The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting submissions for the 2020 Barbara J. Gregory Outstanding Club Publications competition. The contest is open to member clubs that are current with their ANA dues, and do not have an elected or salaried ANA officer as editor or assistant editor. Completed submissions must be received by April 1.
Submissions must include a complete set of 2019 publications or three different e-mailed samples of online publications. Also required are the category of submission (local, regional, specialty or electronic); the editor’s name; and the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of the submitter.
Entries are judged on general appearance, composition, aptness of illustrations, newsiness and relative interest. The size of the club and the amount of funds expended is not a factor in judging.
Completed electronic entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All others should be sent to:
ANA Publications Department
c/o Lisa Williams
818 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Honors will be presented at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® in Pittsburgh.
This year, ANA President Steven K. Ellsworth sponsored the previously named Outstanding Club Publications competition, endowing the program through 2030. In providing these funds, Ellsworth was invited to name the award after a person of his choosing. His pick was ANA Editor-in-Chief Barbara J. Gregory, who has served in this role since 1988. Gregory, who joined The Numismatist staff in 1981 as an editorial assistant, rose to become the first female editor-in-chief in the magazine’s history. In 2015 she surpassed Frank Duffield as the longest-serving ANA editor. “The announcement was a lovely and unexpected surprise. I feel very honored,” said Gregory.
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of instructional and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit money.org.