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Awards

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation awards program is now accepting submissions for 2015 awards. Each year, the Foundation presents a series of awards to both Marines and civilians, to recognize their exemplary work in advancing and preserving Marine Corps history. Individuals will be honored at the Foundation’s annual Awards Ceremony on April 25, 2015.

All winners receive a $1,000 cash prize, a medallion and a commemorative brick along the Semper Fidelis Memorial Park pathway at the Marine Corps Heritage Center.

Applicants may self-nominate or nominate another individual for his/her work. If the piece is selected for an award, the awards committee will contact the applicant for any additional information needed to get in touch with the author/creator of the original work.

Applicants who are nominating someone else´s work must indicate this in the overview that is part of each submission detailed below. Submissions must be submitted electronically in PDF form, by website URL (in the case of blogs/dispatch reporting) or mailed on a DVD. All video submissions should include three copies on DVD format, mailed in a case, along with the category for the submission and the applicant´s name and contact number. All parts of the submission including overview must be sent electronically or by mail together, rather than in multiple parts. Electronic submissions are preferred but the Foundation understands that not all submissions can be sent in electronic format.

The deadline for this year´s awards submissions is January 9, 2015. Be sure to fill out the Awards Program Submission Form and include it with all submissions.

All award submissions must include the Awards Program Submission Form and should be sent to Susan Hodges at the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

E-mail:   hodges@marineheritage.org
Mail to:   Susan Hodges
Vice President of Administration
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
c/o Awards Program
3800 Fettler Park Drive, #104
Dumfries, VA 22025

See submission requirements below for each award. Contact Susan Hodges at 703-640-7961 with all submission queries.

  • Exhibit and Historical Display – The Colonel John Magruder Award for an individual or an organization that makes available to the public an exhibit pertaining to Marine Corps history. The exhibit portrays panels, text, art and/or artifacts at a traveling or fixed location. The exhibits must be displayed in calendar year 2014 and be available to the public for a period of at least six months.

    Submission requirements: Applicants may submit video, photos or diagrams to best showcase the integrity of the exhibit or display. The year the exhibit or display was created does not matter, though preferably in the calendar year 2014.

    Applicants must include a short descriptive overview (one page or less) of the project including: who created the exhibit, the purpose of the exhibit, where/when it was displayed and what made it unique and instructive for the specific period of Marine Corps history it is depicting. The overview must also include the name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address of the person submitting the application.
Categories in Journalism
  • Dispatch Reporting – The Major Megan McClung Award for a distinguished example of reporting by an individual covering U.S. Marines abroad.

    Submission requirements: Submissions can be articles, taped interviews, blogs, website URLs, or documentaries. The year of the reporting piece does not matter, though preferably in the calendar year 2014.

    Applicants must include the full article, website URL, taped interview or documentary, along with an overview (one page or less) detailing the reporting assignment, including the reporter´s name and media outlet, the reporting subject, when, where and why the submission should be considered for the award. The overview must include the name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address of the person submitting the application. Submissions must be submitted electronically as a PDF or mailed on a DVD. Taped interviews and documentary submissions should be mailed in on a DVD.

  • Local Reporting – The General Oliver P. Smith Award for a distinguished example of local news reporting by an individual that illuminates the U.S. Marine Corps´ relationship with local communities.

    Submission requirements: Submissions may be articles, website URLs, taped interviews or documentaries. The year of the reporting does not matter, though preferably in the calendar year 2014.

    Applicants must include the full article, website URLs, taped interview or documentary, along with an overview (one page or less) detailing the reporting assignment, including the reporter´s name and media outlet, the reporting subject, when, where and why the submission should be considered for the award. The overview must include the name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address of the person submitting the application.

  • Feature Writing (General) – The Colonel Robert Debs Heinl, Jr. Award for distinguished example of feature writing by an individual dealing with U.S. Marine Corps history or Marine Corps life, giving prime consideration for high literary quality and originality.

    Submission requirements: Submissions may be either articles, website URLs, or blog posts, as the submitter sees fit. The year the piece was created does not matter, though preferably in the calendar year 2014.

    Applicants must include the full article or website URL, along with an overview (one page or less) detailing the reporting assignment, including the reporter´s name and media outlet, the reporting subject, when, where and why the submission should be considered for the award. The overview must include the name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address of the person submitting the application.

  • Feature Writing (Aviation) – The General Roy S. Geiger Award, sponsored by Colonel G. F. Robert Hanke, USMCR, in memory of his father, Wing Commander Ralph Hanke, Royal Air Force. This award is given to the author of the best article in the field of Marine Corps Aviation published during the preceding year.

    Submission requirements: Submissions must be articles published in 2014.

    Applicants must include the full article or website URL, along with an overview (one page or less) detailing: the author´s name and affiliation, the publication name, and why the submission should be considered for the award. Please include the name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address of the person submitting the application in the overview.

  • Photojournalism (Album) – The Sergeant Major Dan Daly Award for a distinguished example of still photography by an individual, consisting of a collection of black and white or color photographs capturing U.S. Marines or Marine Corps life.

    Submission requirements: Applicants must submit a series of three or more photos. The year that the photos were taken does not matter, though preferably in the calendar year 2014.

    Applicants must include all three (or more) photos along with an overview (one page or less) including the photographer´s name and affiliation, when the photos were taken, the photo assignment and why the submission should be considered for the award. The name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address of the person submitting the application should be included in the overview. Photos may be mailed in on a DVD or sent electronically as a PDF or JPEG file.

  • Photojournalism (Single) – The Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal Award for a distinguished example of still photography by an individual, in black and white or color, which consists of a single photograph capturing the character of the individual Marine and the core values of the U.S. Marine Corps.

    Submission requirements: Applicants must submit a single photo. The year the photo was taken does not matter, though preferably in the calendar year 2014.

    Applicants must include the photo along with an overview (one page or less) detailing the photographer´s name, when the photos were taken, the photo assignment and why the submission should be considered for the award.. The name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address of the person submitting the application should be included in the overview. Photos may be physically mailed on a DVD or sent electronically as a PDF or JPEG file.
Categories in Letters and the Arts
  • Fiction – The James Webb Award for distinguished fiction book dealing with U.S. Marines or Marine Corps life.

    Submission requirements: Applicants must mail the book with an overview (one page or less) including the title of the work of fiction, publisher´s name, address and contact information, and the author´s name. The overview should give a brief summary of the work and explain why the submission should be considered for the award. The overview must also include the name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address of the person submitting the application. The publication date does not matter, though preferably in the calendar year 2014.

  • Biographical or Autobiographical Work – The Colonel Joseph Alexander Award for a distinguished book of biographical or autobiographical literature about a Marine.

    Submission requirements: The publication date does not matter, though preferably in the calendar year 2014. The entry must include a copy of the book, an overview (one page or less) including the title of the work, publisher´s name, address and contact information, and the author´s name. Overview should include a brief summary of the work and why it should be considered for the award. The overview must also include the name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address of the person submitting the application.

  • Poetry – The Robert A. Gannon Award for a distinguished volume of original verse by a poet dealing with Marine Corps life.

    Submission requirements: Submissions may be a collection of three or more poems, or a book of poems. The poems´ publication date(s) does not matter, though preferably in the calendar year 2014.

    The poems may be submitted electronically in PDF format or sent in the mail on a DVD. Submissions must include a one page overview with the title of the work, publisher´s name, address and contact information, the author´s name and why the submission should be considered for the award. The overview must also include the name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address of the person submitting the application.

  • General Non-Fiction – The General Wallace M. Greene, Jr. Award for distinguished non-fiction book dealing with U.S. Marines or Marine Corps life.

    Submission requirements: Submissions must include a copy of the book, a summary of the content, along with a one page (or less) overview. The overview must include the title of the book, the author´s name, the publisher´s name, address and contact information, and why the submission should be considered for the award. The publication date does not matter, though preferably in the calendar year 2014.

  • Documentary Feature – The Major Norman Hatch Award for a documentary feature (motion pictures with a running time of more than 40 minutes) dealing creatively with U.S. Marine Corps heritage or Marine Corps life. An eligible documentary film is defined as a non-fiction motion picture photographed in actual occurrence. The subject may also employ stock footage, stills, interviews, animation or other techniques, with emphasis on fact, not on fiction.

    Submission requirements: Applicants must submit by mail 5 DVD copies of the feature with video summary and selected portions of the documentary feature. The year the documentary was produced does not matter, though preferably in the calendar year 2014.

    Submissions must include a brief overview (one page or less) with the film´s title, producer´s name, and why the piece was submitted. The overview must also include the name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address of the person submitting the application.

  • Documentary Short Subject – The Sergeant William Genaust Award for a producer of a documentary and short subject (motion pictures with a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits) dealing creatively with U.S. Marine Corps heritage or Marine Corps life. An eligible documentary film is defined as a non-fiction motion picture photographed in actual occurrence. The subject may also employ stock footage, stills, interviews, animation or other techniques, with emphasis on fact, not on fiction.

    Submission requirements: Applicants must submit by mail 5 DVD copies of the feature with video summary and selected portions of the documentary feature. The year the documentary was produced does not matter, though preferably in the calendar year 2014.

    Submissions must include a brief overview (one page or less) with the film´s title, producer´s name, and why the piece was submitted. The overview must also include the name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address of the person submitting the application.

  • Combat Art – The Colonel John W. Thomason Jr. Award is given to an individual for a distinguished work depicting some aspect of Marine Corps Life. Media may include sculpture, paintings, drawings and illustrations in color or black and white. Computer graphics will be considered, but art used must be original work.

    Submission requirements: Applicants may submit pictures of the combat art, rather than the original art work. It does not matter when the art was created, though preferably in the calendar year 2014. Photos of the combat art may be mailed in on a DVD or sent electronically as a PDF or JPEG file. With the submission, include a brief overview (one page or less) with the artist’s name, the piece’s subject, and why it should be considered for the award. The overview must also include the name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address of the person submitting the application.

  • Drama - The Bill Broyles Award is given for a distinguished play or screenplay by a playwright or screenwriter, dealing with U.S. Marine Corps heritage or Marine Corps life.

    Submission requirements: Submission must include a brief synopsis of the work, as well as a copy of the play or screenplay.


To view last year's winning submissions, click here
 
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