In recognition of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation, our newest essay mini-contest's subject is "Naval Aviation Today and in the Future." You pick the issue-strategy, tactics, personnel . . .

The three winning articles will be pulished in a special naval aviation issue of Proceedings in October. Cash prizes of $1,000, $750, and $500 will be awarded to the authors of these top three entries.

Please limit your article to 4,000 words and submit it by 1 May 1986.

If you do not have 4,000 words for us, write a 1,000–2,000-word professional note or a few-hundred-word comment.

Some entries not receiving a cash prize may be purchased at our regular rates.

Essay Mini-Contest Rules:

  1. Articles must be original and no longer than 4,000 words.
  2. All entries should be directed to Editor-in-Chief, USNI Proceedings (Naval Aviation), U. S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD 21402.
  3. Articles must be received on or before 1 May 1986 at the Naval Institute.
  4. Letters notifying the award winners will be mailed on or about 1 July 1986.
  5. All articles should be typewritten, double-spaced, and on 8½" x 11" paper.
  6. The winning articles will be published in the October Proceedings. Some entries not awarded a prize also may be selected for publication. The authors of such articles shall be compensated at the rate established for the feature for which they are bought.
  7. The Naval Institute Editorial Board will judge the competition.

Previous Winners