June 2013 Issue
Biography of an Object Writing Contest
Enter a Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers writing contest this summer.
Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, an international firm in Delaware, Ohio, is conducting its second annual "Biography of an Object Summer Writing Contest." The goal, says Amelia Jeffers, the company's president, is to propagate the Garth's team's passion for history and material culture. “We have
the greatest jobs: every day is like Christmas!" she observes. "Working with diverse consignments, we learn something new
Contest entrants of any age author a fictional biography of an object, based on factual
information regarding its origins. In September 2012, the inaugural winners in three categories (adult,
teen and child) were awarded prize packages that totaled more than $3,000,
including e-books, gift cards and subscriptions to antiques
periodicals. The most popular
prize? Having their stories
Article submissions may be made June 3 through August 16. For more information, visit garths.com/contest.