Nominations for Prestigious Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Awards Open

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Provided by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is still 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 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 15.

The Annual Awards are presented in 17 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.

MajGen James Kessler USMC (Ret) is president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. He said, “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. We invite every scholar, writer, photographer and artist whose work has focused on the Marine Corps to submit an entry today.”

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



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