Ė The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2017 Annual Awards program which recognizes outstanding, creative work preserving or highlighting an aspect of Marine Corps history, traditions, culture or service. Marines and civilians are both eligible to submit their own entries or the distinguished work of others. Awards will be presented at the Foundationís annual awards ceremony, April 29, 2017 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, VA. The deadline for submissions is January 7, 2017.
The Annual Awards are presented in 15 categories, including journalism, documentary, literature, screenplay, photography and poetry. Previous winners have included renowned producers and reporters as well as active duty Marines responsible for extraordinary work. A diverse panel of experts from major regional and national media outlets, authors, noted photographers and Marines, will review the awards submissions.
Submitting a nomination is free. 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, adjacent to the National Museum of the Marine Corps. For a detailed list of the awards as well as the submission requirements, please visit www.marineheritage.org/Awards.asp
.About the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation:
Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Marine Corps history, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation supports the historical programs of the Marine Corps in ways not possible through government funds. The Foundation provides grants and scholarships for research and the renovation, restoration, and commissioning of historical Marine Corps artifacts and landmarks. Securing the necessary funding for the complete construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center, located in Triangle, Virginia, is the Foundationís current primary mission while continuing to provide program support for the Corpsí historical, museum, and educational activities.