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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in News



Foundation to Recognize Innovative Work in Advancing and Preserving Marine Corps History, Traditions, and Culture

Triangle, Va. (September 19, 2011) – The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is now accepting submissions for its annual awards program. Each year, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation presents a series of awards honoring the outstanding, creative work of individuals in preserving and propagating the history, traditions and culture of the Marine Corps. Marines and civilians alike may submit their own entries or the distinguished work of others for consideration. Awards will be presented at the Foundation’s annual ceremony on April 21, 2012. Submissions deadline is December 31, 2011.

From Active Duty and retired Marines to civilians, the Awards Program draws entries from a broad spectrum of individuals interested in portraying or recognizing some aspect of Marine life, culture, history or work. The Foundation recognizes superior achievement in literature, art, photography, videography, and museum exhibits. Award submissions categories include historical scholarship, journalism and letters and arts for a total of 14 awards. For a detailed list of the awards as well as the submission requirements, please visit: http://www.marineheritage.org/Awards.asp.

“Our annual awards ceremony is a wonderful way to spotlight the creative achievements of civilians and Marines alike,” said Lt. Gen Robert R. Blackman Jr., President and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. “The Foundation deeply appreciates all those who work to advance and preserve Marine Corp history, traditions, and culture and encourages individuals to submit their own work or submit work on behalf of others.”

Text Box: Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Annual Awards The MCHF is accepting submissions for awards in historical scholarship, journalism and letters and arts For a detailed list of the awards and the submissions requirements, please visit: http://www.marineheritage.org/Awards.asp E-mail or mail all submissions to: hodges@marineheritage.org Susan Hodges Vice President of Administration & Finance Marine Corps Heritage Foundation c/o Awards Program 3800 Fettler Park Drive, #104 Dumfries, VA 22025 *Contact Susan Hodges at (703) 640-7961 with all submissions queries. Submissions deadline is December 31, 2011

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


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