2015 Canadian Naval Memorial Trust Essay Competition

The Canadian Naval Review will be holding its annual essay competition, again in 2015. There will be a prize of $1,000 for the best essay, provided by the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust. The winning essay will be published in CNR. (Other non-winning essays will also be considered for publication, subject to editorial review.)


Essays submitted to the contest should relate to the following topics:


  • Canadian maritime security;
  • Canadian naval policy;
  • Canadian naval issues;
  • Canadian naval operations;
  • History/historical operations of the Canadian Navy;
  • Global maritime issues (such as piracy, smuggling, fishing, environment);
  • Canadian oceans policy and issues;
  • Arctic maritime issues;
  • Maritime transport and shipping.

If you have any questions about a particular topic, contact naval.review@dal.ca.


Contest Guidelines and Judging

  • Submissions for the 2015 CNR essay competition must be received at naval.review@dal.ca by Monday, 30 June 2015.
  • Submissions are not to exceed 3,000 words. Longer submissions will be penalized in the adjudication process.
  • Submissions cannot have been published elsewhere.
  • All submissions must be in electronic format and any accompanying photographs, images, or other graphics and tables must also be included as a separate file.

The essays will be assessed by a panel of judges on the basis of a number of criteria including readability, breadth, importance, accessibility and relevance. The decision of the judges is final. All authors will be notified of the judges’ decision within two months of the submission deadline.