April 2, 2012 – 9:00am – July 15, 2012 – 5:00pm is the entry time.
The Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F), 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 enter an educational essay contest. The essay must pertain to women in the Marine Corps and 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), as appropriate, and a 1-year membership in MCA&F. Second Prize is $250, a 2-year membership in WMA or a 2-year membership in the Loyal Escorts of the Green Garter and a 1-year membership in MCA&F.
Entries must be received no later than 15 July 2012. E-mail entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail them to WMA Essay Contest, Attn: CWO4 Eileen Scanlon, USMC(Ret), Essay Program Coordinator, 7342 Dartford Drive #1, McLean, VA 22102. Mailed entries must be in compact disk format in Microsoft Word.
WMA will announce the winners in conjunction with the 27th Biennial National Convention and Professional Development Conference, which will be held in Philadelphia from 31 August to 4 September 2012.