The General Prize Essay Contest invites you to “dare to write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.” Participate in this open annual essay contest to discuss the most compelling issues, ideas, and solutions. There is no restriction on topic. All essays are judged in the blind by the Naval Institute’s Editorial Board composed of serving Sea Service professionals.
$6,000 First Prize
$3,000 Second Prize
$2,000 Third Prize
Note: Some entrants will be awarded a one-year membership to the U.S. Naval Institute.
The contest is open to all persons eligible for membership (including those already members) in the Institute.
31 December 2018
3,500 words maximum (excludes footnotes/endnotes/sources)
[email protected] with “General Prize Essay Contest” in subject line.
Word count on title page.
Provide bio & contact information in separate attachment.
Winners announced and published in the May 2019 Proceedings.