National Geographic : 1899 Oct
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE PRIZES OFFERED BY THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY FOR Essays on IorsBe iscoveries irl merica. I. A first prize of $150 and a second prize of $75 are offered for the best and second best essays, respectively, relating to pre-Columbian discoveries and settlements of the Norsemen on the mainland of North America and the location of the lands mentioned in the Icelandic Sagas. 2. Essays submitted in competition for these prizes should be typewritten in the English language, and should not exceed 6,ooo words in length ; they may be accompanied by maps and other illustrations used for the explanation of the text, but not for embellishment. 3. Essays submitted in competition for the prizes should be signed by a pseudonym or number, and should bear no other indication of authorship, but each should be accompanied by a sealed envelope, marked with the same pseudonym or number, containing the name and address of the author. 4. The competition will close at 6 p. m., December 31, 1899. 5. The National Geographic Society and the judges on behalf thereof re serve the right to withhold either prize, or both, in case the essays submitted are not sufficiently meritorious to warrant publication with the approval of the Society ; but in case of withholding one or both of the prizes on this ground, a new competition will be opened. 6. Immediately after the close of the competition the essays submitted in accordance with the foregoing conditions will be laid before the following board of judges, whose adjudication shall be final: W. B. POWELL, Superintendent of Public Schools of Washington, D. C . HENRY GANNETT, Chief Geographer of the U. S. Geological Survey, etc. ALBERT BUSHNELL HART, Professor of History in Harvard University. ANITA NEWCOMB MCGEE, M. D. Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A. JOHN BACH MCMASTER, LL. D., Professor of History in the University of Pennsylvania. HENRY S. PRITCHETT, Superintendent of the U. S . Coast and Geodetic Survey.