Genealogical research is generally more than enough reward, but there is just something satisfying about seeing your work recognized for its excellence. Scholarships and other monetary awards are nice as well. And then there is the opportunity for peer review and feedback on your work--arguably the most valuable benefit of a genealogical writing competition. Whatever your motive or goal, there are dozens of family history competitions, awards, and scholarships available to the genealogical community. Win a scholarship to a major genealogical institute. Have your award-winning essay published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Win grant funding for a pet genealogical project. And have fun!