OK ladies. We know we’ve got some great stories out there that need to be told. Here’s an educational essay contest just for you!
The Marine Corps Association (MCA), in coordination with the Women Marines Association (WMA) is looking for military personnel – active duty, retired, Reserve or veterans – and civilians employed by the Department of Defense to participate in an educational essay contest. The subject (any topic you choose) must pertain to women in the Marine Corps, and the article should be no longer than 2,000 words. Submission constitutes the author’s permission to publish; however, there is no commitment that the winning article will be published.
First prize is $500; a Life membership in WMA or a Life membership in the Loyal Escorts of the Green Garter (WMA Auxiliary), if appropriate, and a one-year membership with MCA. Second Prize is $250; a 2-year membership in WMA or a two-year membership in the Loyal Escorts of the Green Garter, if appropriate, and a one-year membership with MCA.
Entries must be received no later than July 15, 2010. E-mail entries to email@example.com, or mail them to WMA Essay Contest, Leatherneck Magazine, P. O. Box 1775, Quantico, Va., 22134 (Atten: Col Ford). Mailed entries must be in CD/DVD format in MS Word.
WMA will announce the winners during its 26th Biennial National Convention and Professional Development Conference to be held in Denver, Colorado, Sept 3 -7. To learn more about WMA and join, visit www.womenmarines.org.