The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation awards program will be accepting submissions for 2017 awards starting October 7. 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 29, 2017.
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 four 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 7, 2017. Be sure to fill out the Awards Program Submission Form and include it with all submissions.
No submissions accepted which have previously received an award in another category
Entries from previous years are not eligible
Please send one submission per email message - subject line must contain applicant's name and the award category
Each photo submitted must be labeled with the title of the photo, the photographer's name, and the award category
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail to: Marine Corps Heritage Foundation c/o Awards Program 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway Triangle, VA 22172
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 2016 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 2016.
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
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 2016.
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.
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 2016.
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.
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