Foundation to Recognize Innovative Writing, Photography, and Other Artistic Work Preserving Marine Corps History, Traditions, Culture and Service

Dumfries, Va. (September 17, 2014) – The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is now accepting nominations for their 2015 Annual Awards Program. Each year the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation presents awards for outstanding, creative work preserving or highlighting an aspect of Marine Corps history, traditions, culture or service. Both Marines and civilians are encouraged to submit their own entries or the distinguished work of others for award consideration. Awards will be presented at the award ceremony, which will be held on April 25, 2015 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The deadline for submissions is January 9, 2015.

The Annual Awards is made up of 15 categories, including journalism, documentary, literature, screenplay, photography and poetry.  Previous winners come from an array of backgrounds – from Active Duty Marines to everyday civilians to world-renowned journalists – and have portrayed, captured or recreated some aspect of Marine Corps life. The awards submissions will be reviewed by a distinguished and diverse panel of editors from major regional and national media outlets, as well Marines, authors and noted photographers.

For a detailed list of the awards as well as the submission requirements, please visit:

“The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Annual Awards program celebrates the remarkable work our nation’s artists, photographers, writers and film directors have done to capture Marine Corps history, culture and life,” said Lt. Gen. Robert R. Blackman, Jr., president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. “With fewer Americans sharing a personal connection with the Marine Corps, the interaction our citizens have with these exceptional works has served as a window into our U.S. Marine Corps and, as a result, allowed them to connect and better understand our country’s vibrant culture and history.”

Individuals are highly encouraged to participate in this important and prestigious program by submitting their own original work, or another’s work that they admire.

About the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation:

Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Marine Corps history, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation supports the historical programs of the Marine Corps in ways not possible through government funds. The Foundation provides grants and scholarships for research and the renovation, restoration, and commissioning of historical Marine Corps artifacts and landmarks. Securing the necessary funding for the complete construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center, located in Triangle, Virginia, is the Foundation’s current primary mission while continuing to provide program support for the Corps’ historical, museum, and educational activities.

CONTACT: Aliza Bran
PHONE: (202)414-0798