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2017 Newsletter Contest

The HRRVC Newsletter Contest is underway! Please choose the best newsletter published by your HRRVC chapter between January 1 and December 31, 2016. No matter if your newsletter is short or long, sent to 10 members or 50, you may have a winner.

We will have two categories, Amateur and Professional class. To be considered for the Amateur class, the chapter newsletter editor must not have placed first, second, third or honorable mention in a previous newsletter contest. Professional class is reserved for a chapter newsletter editor who has placed first, second, third or received honorable mention in a previous International HRRVC Chapter Newsletter Contest. Once the same editor wins two consecutive years, he or she will be declared a Grand Champion HRRVC Chapter Newsletter Editor and will be retired from future competition.

The rules are very simple.

  • Newsletter must have been sent either by post office or through e-mail. Articles for the Ramblings are not considered newsletters and will not be judged in this contest.
  • Newsletter must be a chapter newsletter only, and only one newsletter per HRRVC chapter published in 2016 can be entered. Please send 2 copies of the newsletter.
  • Editor must be in good standing with HRRVC at time of publication.
  • All entries must be mailed to reach HRRVC on or before May 15, 2017 June 15, 2017. Entries should be mailed to HRRVC Chapter Newsletter Contest, PO Box 3028, Elkhart, IN 46515. Entries received after  May 15, 2017  June 15, 2017 will not be eligible to compete.
  • Chapter newsletters entered in this contest become the property of HRRVC National Headquarters and will NOT be returned to senders.


  • Chapter name, number and location must be clearly displayed.
  • The date, volume and issue number should be clearly noted.
  • Each page should be numbered and identified so that, if it becomes detached, the reader can readily determine to which newsletter the page belongs and in what sequence.
  • E-mail newsletters will also be judged by these criteria.
  • An Editor's or an officer's name and address should be listed so that a person wishing to contact the chapter may do so.


  • No messy corrections or typos.
  • No smudges, dots, marks or streaks from photocopying.
  • Not too crowded with white space at top, bottom and both sides.
  • Print is easy to read.
  • Articles should have spacing for separation, headlines.
  • Articles should not be broken in a confusing way, such as leaving one or two lines on a page.


  • Diversity of articles. Should include a variety of articles, not only about the last chapter meeting or campout, but other articles that would be of interest to chapter members.
  • Interesting reading. Articles should be well written and to the point stating facts clearly and completely. Each article should have a heading.
  • Creativity. Is there anything creative or imaginative about the newsletter in content and/or appearance?

This years' contest winners will be announced at the Eastern International Rally in July. The contest results will also be printed in the Sept/Oct 2017 Ramblings magazine.

Newsletter Contest Prizes:

Each winning editor will receive a Certificate of Recognition. In addition, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Editors will receive a monetary award for their Chapter. 1st Place winners receive $50, 2nd place $35, and 3rd place $25.

Deadline has been extended to June 15, 2017
Download full description and entry form PDF File

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