Since their inception in 1879, Naval Institute essay contests have given voice to daring, innovative thought. Historically, these essay contests have stimulated contributions from those who might never have thought of themselves as writers, but soon became known as the most progressive thinkers in the naval service—long before “innovation” became the buzzword it is today. 

These contests are central to achieving the Institute’s education mission, because they engender timely, thought-provoking ideas that spur discussion of emerging issues, not only in Naval Institute media, but also in other leading defense and national security forums.

For more information on sponsoring essay contests, please contact the Naval Institute Foundation at (410) 295-1054 or [email protected]. Or make a direct contribution today as part of your gift to the Institute’s comprehensive campaign.

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