Nominations for Prestigious Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Awards Now Open
Triangle, Va. (November 15, 2019) – The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2020 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 during the Foundation’s Annual Awards ceremony on May 9, 2020 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2020.
The Annual Awards are presented in 16 categories including journalism, documentary, literature, screenplay, 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 if applicable.
“The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Annual Awards Program provides us the opportunity to celebrate and recognize individuals who use their talents to educate our nation about the service and sacrifice of all Marines,” said MajGen James Kessler USMC (Ret), president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. “We invite every scholar, writer, photographer and artist whose work has focused on the Marine Corps to submit an entry today.”
About the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Dedicated to the preservation and promulgation of Marine Corps history, culture and traditions, and the education of all American of its virtues, 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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