Contest Forms

All of the contest forms below are fillable .doc forms. This means you can download the forms to your computer, fill them in by typing the information into the form on your computer, then save it to your computer and print out a hard copy. You can also simply download the forms, print them, and fill in by hand.

All American Club Award Program

NOTE: For 2021 RMFMS entry must be received by DeLane Cox, RMFMS All American Club Competition Chair by January 30. This early date will allow for judging and then forwarding the top three onto the AFMS Chair.

The All American Club Award was established to encourage clubs to share their activities and expertise with other clubs within their respective regions and with the clubs of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. This was done by the seven regional federations and the AFMS in 1967. It was also meant to provide an organized approach to an historical record of a club’s activities, and provide a means for national recognition of these exceptional clubs.

The Award focuses on the efforts of each club to be a good neighbor, support other clubs and government initiatives, and provide an avenue of learning and growth for its members, among other things. Each report is read and judged for completeness and quality, as well as inclusion of those activities thought to make a well-rounded club. This is not a competition between clubs, but rather a competition of each club against a ‘national standard’, established by a committee of judges and regional chairmen.

The Award is broken into two categories: large clubs (100 members or more) and small clubs (less than 100 members). Junior clubs with five or more members can also submit entries. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are given, based on a point-count system.

Forms are available on the AFMS website here: All American Club Award Program Forms


Web Site (aka Webmaster) Contest

Bulletin Editors Contest (Club Publications)

The contest guidelines for the Bulletin Editors Contest are the same as the guidelines for AFMS, and you can find these at . The only exception to this is that the RMFMS category for Features includes Photo Collages. Looking at the entry form for Features will show you how photo collages are scored. If you do not have a computer, you should be able to access the same information by going to your public library, visiting the RMFMS website, and printing the pages of the contest information you want.  There are also helpful articles about Special Publications, etc. on the AFMS website at

Why enter the Bulletin Editors Contest?

2019 Letters to Editors; re Bulletin Editors Contest

Display Competition

AFMS Uniform Rules for Display Entrants (AFMS Website)

The following are sample forms for display entries.  These, or something similar, will be made available prior to RMFMS conventions by the hosting organization.  These samples are provided here so you can get an idea of what is likely to be asked on the official forms.

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