Naval Intelligence Essay Contest

Sponsored with the Naval Intelligence Professionals

 

Prior Publication: We will assume that your essay has not been previously published (online or in print) or being considered for publication elsewhere, unless otherwise notified by you.  All previously published essays are ineligible.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Email essays (preferably as a Microsoft Word attachment) by 31 July 2018 to: [email protected]
  • Include Naval Intelligence Essay Contest on subject line of email
  • Include word count on title page of essay but do not include your name on title page or within essay
  • Provide separate attachment to include biography and complete contact information -- i.e., work, home, and cell phone numbers; and home mailing address

Selection Process: Naval Intelligence Professionals will evaluate all entries submitted in the contest and provide the top five essays to the U.S. Naval Institute's Editorial Board for judging.  All essays will be judged in the blind -- i.e., the judges will not know the authors of the essays.

Announcement of the Winners: The winning essay will be pblished in the October 2018 Proceedings. Some entrants will be awarded a one-year membership in the U.S. Naval Institute.

About Naval Institute Essay Contests

Essay contests have been central to the work of the Naval Institute for more than 130 years. They directly fulfill the Institute's educational mission by encouraging writing on issues of concern to the Sea Services. They provide thought-provoking articles that spur ongoing discussion of these same issues, not only in Naval Institute media, print and digital, but also in other leading defense and national security forums.

Winner published in October 2018 Proceedings.
First Prize: $5,000 Second Prize: $2,500 Third Prize: $1,500
The winners will be recognized at the Naval Intelligence Professions' Annual Meeting in October in Washington, D.C.
Open to any contributor -- active duty military, reservists, veterans, government civilian personnel, civilians
3,000 words maximum (excludes footnotes/endnotes/sources).
2018

Past Contests

2017 Naval Intelligence Essay Contest Sponsored with the Naval Intelligence Professionals

Commander Heather Bothwell, U.S. Navy Reserve

2016 Naval Intelligence Essay Contest sponsored by the Naval Intelligence Professionals

Lieutenant Andreas Xenachis, U.S. Navy Reserve

 
 

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