December 6, 2018 – (Triangle, VA) – The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is currently accepting nominations for its 2019 Annual Awards Program. Each year the Foundation presents a series of awards for creative works preserving or advancing Marine Corps history, traditions, culture or service.

Marines and civilians are eligible to submit their own artistic entries or the distinguished work of others. The Annual Awards are presented in 16 categories including journalism, documentary, literature, screenplay, combat art, photography and poetry. A panel of experts from major regional and national media outlets, authors, noted photographers and Marines will judge the submissions.

Entry is free. Winners will receive a gold medallion award, commemorative brick in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park, and a $2,000 cash prize.

“The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Annual Awards program provides us the opportunity to celebrate and recognize individuals who educate our Nation about the Marine Corps’ culture and history,” said Lt. Gen. Robert R. Blackman, Jr., president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

“Our award winners effectively communicate—through a variety of media—the experience of being a Marine and the importance of the U.S. Marine Corps to the country. Ultimately, their remarkable work preserves a rich history that our Corps and Nation should never forget.”

Awards will be presented at the Foundation’s Annual Award ceremony on April 27, 2019 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2019.

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

To schedule an interview about the program with a Foundation representative, please contact Dan Gregory at [email protected] or 215.285.4137.

About the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

Dedicated to the preservation and promulgation 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.

Having secured the necessary funding for the complete construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center, located in Triangle, Virginia, the Foundation’s current primary mission is to vigorously seek financial support to provide continued leadership, strategic direction and financial oversight in supporting and expanding programs at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and beyond its walls. For more information, visit

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