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October 11, 2016

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Annual Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Portrayals of Marines in Creative Arts

Dumfries, Va. (October 11, 2016) – The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Annual Awards program. Each year the Foundation presents awards for outstanding, creative work that preserves or highlights an aspect of Marine Corps history, traditions, culture or service. Both Marines and civilians are eligible to submit their own entries or the distinguished work of others for consideration. Awards will be presented at the Foundation’s annual award ceremony, April 29, 2017 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The deadline for submissions is January 7, 2017. Submitting a nomination is free.

Previous winners have included renowned producers and reporters, as well as active duty Marines responsible for extraordinary work. The Annual Awards are presented in 15 categories, including journalism, documentary, literature, screenplay, photography and poetry. A diverse panel of experts from major regional and national media outlets, authors, noted photographers and Marines, will review the awards submissions. For a detailed list of the awards as well as the submission requirements, please visit

“It is always an honor to host this prestigious awards program, which recognizes those who have dedicated their art to depicting Marines’ culture,” said Lt. Gen. Robert R. Blackman, Jr., USMC (Ret), president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. “Our Foundation strives to preserve and promulgate the history, traditions and culture of the Marine Corps and educate all Americans about its virtues. We are excited to see all the talent that helps us honor and recognize the Marine Corps around the Country.”

All winners receive a $1,000 cash prize, a medallion and a commemorative brick along the Semper Fidelis Memorial Park pathway at the Marine Corps Heritage Center, adjacent to the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

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.


The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. Your charitable donations to the MCHF are tax deductible as allowed by law.
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