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2020 Editor and Author Contest Results

 

Large Bulletins:

  • 1st:   Hot Springs Bulletin-November 2019 Raymond Lynch The Hot Springs Geology Club

  • 2nd:  RokTok-November/December 2018 Joan Sheppard The Dallas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 3rd:   Backbender's Gazette-October 2019 Phyllis George The Houston Gem & Mineral Society

Small Bulletins:

  • 1st:   Rock-N-Rose JULY 2019, Kinney Polve, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

Mini-Bulletins:

  • 1st:   Chips and Chatter-January 2019, Don Shurtz, The Pleasant Oaks Gem and Mineral Club of Dallas

Special Publications:

  • 1st:   Making Legs for Rock Critters, Kinney Polve, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

Advanced Adult Original Articles:

  • 1st:   Midlothian Field Trip: Great Day—No Rain!, Michael Sommers, The Houston Gem & Mineral Society

  • 2nd:  HGMS Paleo Section Supports National Museum of Geology in Mozambique, Al Robb, The Houston Gem & Mineral Society

  • 3rd:   HGMS Africa Outreach, Neal Immega, The Houston Gem & Mineral Society

Adult Original Articles:

  • 1st    The Day I Met Sue, Colleen Hayes, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 2nd   TAKE ITS MEASURE, Lynn Metcalf, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 3rd    Spending Time in the Workshop, Terry Roberts, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 4th    Sublette County Rock Hounds, Nancy Fischer, The Houston Gem & Mineral Society

     

  • 5th    Fossil Group Field Trip, David Russ, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 6th    Azurite, Charles Creekmur, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 7th    2019 World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig, Melissa Weenink, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 8th    Growing Bismuth Crystals, Kinney Polve, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 9th    First Quartz Cleaning, Margaret Kilanski, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 10th Tanzanite, Don Shurtz, The Pleasant Oaks Gem and Mineral Club of Dallas

  • HM   DIY Fossil Cleaning 1st Attempt, Rick Walker, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • HM   ETGMS History, Julia Toombs, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

Written Features:

  • 1st     It Takes a Village, Marcia Graham, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society     

  • 2nd    Shop Time, Terry Roberts, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 3rd    Archaeology Section, Nancy Engelhardt-Moore, The Houston Gem & Mineral Society

  • 4th    Archaeology Section, Jay Roussel, The Houston Gem & Mineral Society

  • 5th    A West Texas Rockhunting Trip, Jana Houston, The Dallas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 6th    Fossil Group, David Russ, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 7th    A Field Trip Report, Charles Creekmur, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 8th    Fossil Group, Margaret Kilanski, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 9th    Gemology Group, Richard Armstrong, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • 10th  Bolo Ties, Kerry Cartier, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • HM    Lapidary Work of a Different Kind, Kinney Polve, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • HM    Stillwell Ranch Field Trip, Joan Sheppard, The Dallas Gem and Mineral Society

  • HM    A Look into the Past, Julia Toombs, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • HM    Why Volunteer??, Fred Mahaffey, The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

  • HM    Finding the Unexpected!, Sigrid Stewart, The Houston Gem & Mineral Society

  • HM    Lost in the Stacks—Brief book reports of books I took with me on the road, Neal Immega, The Houston Gem & Mineral Society

  • HM    SCFMS Convention Report, Ling Shurtz, The Pleasant Oaks Gem and Mineral Club of Dallas

Drawn Features:

 

2021 Editor and Author Contest Status

Judging in process - results at the SCFMS Convention Zoom Meeting

 

2022 Editor and Author Contest Heads Up

Look for the Entry Date Deadline to be in early October (due to January Convention in Tyler, TX

 

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