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Nominations Open for Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Awards

Provided by Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is currently 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.

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.” 

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 Jan. 15, 2019.

For a detailed list of the awards as well as submission requirements, please visit

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