CONTEST DEADLINE IS January 31, 2017
All entries starting this year must be submitted in PDF format on a CD or DVD
in addition to the hard copies that are mailed as usual.
Next year’s contest has been
announced. The deadline for article and bulletin submissions to me is
JANUARY 31, 2017. Yeah, it’s early this year, but the AFMS annual
meeting is earlier. Remember, all of your submissions must have been
published specifically for your bulletin/newsletter in 2016 to be
eligible for the 2017 contest.
There is one permanent rule change beginning with the 2017
contest that involves the number of submissions allowed per club per
category at four entries. The only categories this rule change does not
apply to are the individual bulletin categories including ‘New Editor’,
‘Mini Bulletin’, ‘Small Bulletin’, and ‘Large Bulletin’. The bulletin
categories will remain at one single entry per club for one of the
There is a temporary rule change for the 2017 contest that
involves the Written Features and Drawn Features categories. The AFMS
rules were not specific regarding allowing first place winners from
submitting an entry the following year for the Written Features and
Drawn Features categories. So, the SFMS will follow the AFMS in the
recommendation only for the 2017 contest. There WILL NOT be a
restriction on people who won the first place award in 2015 or 2016
from entering the 2017 contest.