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MARINE CORPS AWARDS PROGRAM

Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

DEADLINE NEARS FOR ENTRIES IN MARINE CORPS HERITAGE FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL AWARDS PROGRAM

Triangle, Va. (December 12, 2011) – The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation continues to accept submissions for its Annual Awards Program until the December 31 deadline. Only a few weeks remain to submit entries for the awards which recognize outstanding creative work in the categories of Marine Corps historical scholarship, journalism and letters and arts.

The Foundation encourages all artists, writers, photographers, videographers and journalists to submit their own work or the distinguished work of another for consideration in the annual Awards Program. The Foundation particularly welcomes submissions for awards in photojournalism, dispatch reporting, Marine aviation feature writing and documentary production.

Winners receive a $1,000 cash price, medallion and brick along the Semper Fi Memorial Park pathway at the Marine Corps Heritage Center. Previous award winners include active duty Marines, retired Marines and civilians of all ages and backgrounds who have an interest in the Marine Corps.

Notable past award recipients include the CEO of FedEx Corporation Fred W. Smith, HBO and Tom Hanks.

The 2012 awards will be presented on April 21 at a ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia.

For a detailed list of the award categories as well as the submission requirements, please visit: http://www.marineheritage.org/Awards.asp.

“I encourage individuals to enter their own work related to the Marine Corps, or the distinguished works of others,” said LtGen Robert R. Blackman, Jr., president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. “The annual awards program is an opportunity for the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation to recognize a variety of work that preserves and propagates the history, traditions and culture of the Marine Corps. The Foundation is pleased to continue our tradition of showcasing outstanding work of those in the civilian and Marine communities who tell the story of our Corps.”

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Annual Awards Program

Winners receive $1000 cash price, medallion and brick along Semper Fi Memorial Park pathway at the Marine Corps Heritage Center

E-mail or mail all submissions along with the program submissions form to:

hodges@marineheritage.org

Susan Hodges
Vice President of Administration
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
*Contact Susan Hodges at (703) 640-7961 with all submissions queries

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 Foundation’s current primary mission while continuing to provide program support for the Corps’ historical, museum, and educational activities.

Kaitlin Durkosh
Susan Davis International
1101 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-414-0791

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