Address the strategic, operational, and tactical demands for 21st-Century Navy mine warfare, mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, mining technologies, systems, and platforms. Examine the promise of autonomous and unmanned vehicles. Consider the difficulties of delivering capable and affordable solutions to the fleet.
- Word Count: 2,500 words maximum (excludes endnotes/sources).
- Include word count on the title page but do not include your name on title page or within the essay.
- Note: Your essay must be original and not previously published (online or in print) or being considered for publication elsewhere.
First Prize: $1,500
Second Prize: $750
Third Prize: $500
A joint panel composed of experts from the Mine Warfare Association and the Proceedings editorial staff shall judge essays and choose winners. All essays will be judged in the blind — i.e., the Proceedings staff members and Mine Warfare Association judges will not know the authors of the essays.
Announcement of the Winners
Winners will be announced in the June 2020 Proceedings and recognized at the Mine Warfare Symposium.