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The Newsletters and Publications Committee is responsible for both creating and maintaining communications between the SAR and its state-level societies and local chapters, which result in the improvement of SAR newsletters and other periodic publications. The committee is also responsible for conducting a newsletters and periodicals workshop at each annual SAR Congress for interested state-level societies and chapters. In addition, the Newsletters and Publications Committee judges four competitions at the chapter and society levels each annual SAR Congress. The winners of the contests for the recent year are listed below.

Carl F. Bessent – single sheet Click Here
Carl F. Bessent – multiple sheets Click Here
Paul M. Niebell, Sr. Click Here
Jennings H. Flathers Click Here
Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Click Here

A certificate is presented during the annual Congress to both first place and honorable mention for each periodical category.The Jennings H. Flathers Award is presented to the state-level society with fewer than five hundred members judged having the best periodical or newsletter. A cash award will be presented for first place and honorable mention from the proceeds of the endowment fund established by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Flathers. The fund was established in the memory and recognition of Jennings H. Flathers’ work and devotion to the improvement of society and chapter newsletters as chairman of the Newsletters and Periodicals Committee. The Paul M. Niebell, Sr. Award is presented to the state-level society with over five hundred members judged having the best periodical or newsletter with ten or fewer pages. A cash award is presented during the annual Congress for the first place and honorable mention from the proceeds of the endowment fund established by Mrs. Eleanor Smallwood Niebell. The fund was established in recognition of her husband Paul M. Niebell, Sr.’s continuous support and many outstanding contributions to the SAR. The Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award is presented to the state-level society with over five hundred members judged having the best periodical or newsletter with more than ten pages. A cash award is presented during the annual Congress for the first place and honorable mention from the proceeds of the endowment fund established by Mrs. Eleanor Smallwood Niebell. The fund was established in recognition of her brother Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr.’s continuous support and many outstanding contributions to the SAR. Additional Resources:

Newsletters & Publications Committee Winners Click Here
Guidelines for Award Judges Click Here
Newsletter and Periodicals Handbook Click Here
Bessent Award Details Click Here