The U.S. Naval Institute sponsors the Naval Intelligence Essay Contest. Applicants must write an essay no more than 2,500 words on one of the topics of choice. The contest is open to all contributors--active-duty military, reservists, veterans, and civilians. Word Count is 2,500 words maximum (excludes endnotes/sources). Include word count on title page of essay but do not include author name(s) on title page or within the essay. Your essay must be original and not previously published (online or in print) or being considered for publication elsewhere.
First Prize: $5,000, Second Prize: $2,500, Third Prize: $1,500
Naval Intelligence Professionals will evaluate all entries submitted in the contest and provide the top five essays to the U.S. Naval Institute's Editorial Board for judging. All essays will be judged in the blind -- i.e., the judges will not know the authors of the essays. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.