For Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard junior officers and officer trainees to encourage research, new thinking, and writing on the topic of leadership.
$1,500, a Naval Institute gold medal, and life membership in the Naval Institute
$1,000 and a silver medal
$500 and a broze medal (two awards)
Any subject relating to leadership in the sea services
U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers, regular and reserve, in pay grades O-1, O-2, and O-3, and . officer trainees within one year of receiving their commissions
June Proceedings (first-prize winner)
Essays are judged by the Naval Institute Editorial Board without knowing the identity of the author. Your submission must be an original analytical and/or interpretive work not currently submitted or previously published elsewhere. You are encouraged to submit photographic and/or graphic elements to support your essay.