Chief of Navy Essay Competition

CHIEF OF NAVY ESSAY COMPETITION 2019

The Chief of Navy Essay Competition aims to promote knowledge of and interest in a thinking, fighting, Australian Navy. The competition is being conducted for the first time in 2019.

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Australian Naval Institute (ANI) are looking for original thinkers who, through their work, promote discussion about an historical application and its implication for the future of the RAN.

The topic is: With reference to any historical example, what are the implications for the future of the Royal Australian Navy? There is no restriction on the area of the topic.

aims to promote knowledge of and interest in a thinking, fighting, Australian Navy. The competition is being conducted for the first time in 2019.

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Australian Naval Institute (ANI) are looking for original thinkers who, through their work, promote discussion about an historical application and its implication for the future of the RAN.

The topic is: With reference to any historical example, what are the implications for the future of the Royal Australian Navy? There is no restriction on the area of the topic.

There will be three (3) divisions with a prize of $5,000 to be awarded to the author of an essay in each division. Honourable mentions may also be made at the discretion of the judging panel.

The three divisions are:
1. The Open Division – named the McKenzie Prize (Florence Violet McKenzie) and open to any entrant either from Australia or international.
2. The Defence Division – named the Smith Prize (ADML Sir Victor Alfred Trumper Smith) and open to all members of the Department of Defence (ADF, APS, Cadets etc)
3. The Youth Division – named the MacDougall Prize (VADM Ian Donald George MacDougall) and open to all members of the Royal Australian Navy aged 25 or under as at the closing date for submission of entries.

SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES

Entries should be sent to:  CN Essay Competition, Australian Naval Institute, PO Box 241, DEAKIN WEST ACT 2600.
Phone: 02 6290 1505, Fax: 02 6290 1580
Email: admin@navalinstitute.com.au

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES
The closing date for entries is 27 August 2019. Late entries may be accepted but an extension must be sought before the closing date.

 Competition rules and full details about the competition can be found here.