NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1889.
A prize of one hundred dollars and a gold medal is offered by the Naval Institute for the best Essay presented, subject to the following rules:
- Competition for the Prize is open to all members, Regular, Life, Honorary, and Associate, and to all persons entitled to become members, provided such membership be completed before the submission of the Essay. Members whose dues are two years in arrears are not eligible to compete for the Prize until their dues are paid.
- Each competitor must send his essay in a scaled envelope to the Secretary and Treasurer on or before January 1, 1889. The name of the writer must not be given in this envelope, but instead thereof a motto. Accompanying the essay a separate sealed envelope will be sent to the Secretary and Treasurer, with the motto on the outside and writer’s name and motto inside. This envelope is not to be opened until after the decision of the Judges.
- The Judges shall be three gentlemen of eminent professional attainments (to be selected by the Hoard of Control), who will be requested to designate the essay worthy of the Prize, and, also, those deserving honorable mention, in the order of their merit.
- The successful essay shall be published in the Proceedings of the Institute; and the essays of other competitors, receiving honorable mention, may be published also, at the discretion of the Board of Control; and no change shall be made in the text of any competitive essay, published in the Proceedings of the Institute, after it leaves the hands of the Judges.
- Any essay not having received honorable mention, may be published also, at the discretion of the Board of Control, but only with the consent of the author.
- The subject for the Prize Essay is, The Naval Defense of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States.
- The essay is limited to seventy-two (72) printed pages of the Proceedings of the Institute.
- All essays submitted must be either type-written or copied in a clear and legible hand.
- The successful competitor will be made a Life Member of the Institute.
- In the event of the Prize being awarded to the winner of a previous year, a gold clasp, suitably engraved, will be given in lieu of a gold medal.
By direction of Board of Control.
Charles R. Miles,
Lieut., U. S. N., Secretary and Treasurer.
Annapolis, Md., March 1, 1888.