The Naval Institute is pleased to announce that the annual Prize Essay Contest will be returning to the pages of Proceedings later this year.
The contest is a Naval Institute tradition and an important part of our history. At the Institute’s meeting of 18 June 1878, with Commander Alfred Thayer Mahan, U.S. Navy, Vice President, in the Chair, the Institute Board adopted a rule that a prize to consist of $100 and a gold medal valued at $50 be offered annually for an essay.
In bringing back the Prize Essay Contest, the Institute remains true to its mission of providing an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific knowledge of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.
The call for papers for the 2014 contest will be made in this month’s Proceedings, with the winner to be published in the October issue.