NOMINATIONS FOR PRESTIGIOUS MARINE CORPS HERITAGE FOUNDATION AWARDS NOW OPEN Marines and civilians eligible for categories including journalism, photography and writing
Triangle, Va. (October 15, 2018) – The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Annual Awards Program. Each year the Foundation presents a series of awards for creative works preserving or advancing Marine Corps history, traditions, culture or service. Marines and civilians are eligible to submit their own artistic entries or the distinguished work of others. Awards will be presented at the Foundation's Annual Award ceremony on April 27, 2019 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2019.
The Annual Awards are presented in 16 categories including journalism, documentary, literature, screenplay, combat art, photography and poetry. A panel of experts from major regional and national media outlets, authors, noted photographers and Marines will judge the submissions. Entry is free. Winners will receive a gold medallion award, commemorative brick in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park, and a $2,000 cash prize.
"The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Annual Awards program provides us the opportunity to celebrate and recognize individuals who educate our Nation about the Marine Corps' culture and history," said Lt. Gen. Robert R. Blackman, Jr., president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. "Our award winners effectively communicate—through a variety of media—the experience of being a Marine and the importance of the U.S. Marine Corps to the country. Ultimately, their remarkable work preserves a rich history that our Corps and Nation should never forget."
About the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Dedicated to the preservation and promulgation 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. Having secured the necessary funding for the complete construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center, located in Triangle, Virginia, the Foundation’s current primary mission is to vigorously seek financial support to expand programs at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and beyond its walls. For more information, visit marineheritage.org.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps remains closed in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Museum's Semper Fidelis Memorial Park is now open as they continue to work on a phased reopening plan for the Museum proper. Please remember to practice safe social distancing. The playground remains closed. Please follow the Museum's social media (@usmcmuseum) or website for updates on reopening. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Museum soon.
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