Surface Navy Literary Award

Deadline Date: November 01


To award the best professional article in any publication addressing surface navy or surface warfare issues.


  • The article must be published during the preceding year, beginning on 15 October.


  1. Nominees are selected from articles nominated by Chapter Presidents, Board Members, Superintendent of the Navy Postgraduate School, President of the Naval War College, Editor of the Naval War College Review, & Editor of the United States Naval Institute Proceedings.
  2. Articles are reviewed by the SNA Editorial board appointed annually by the chairman of the National Award Committee.
  3. The Editorial board then ranks the articles & forwards the same to the National Awards Committee for the final award selections.

Type of Recognition

A $1,000 check is awarded. This check is jointly sponsored by SNA & USNI ($500 each). Winner will receive a crystal commemorative award. Any Honorable Mention(s) will receive a framed certificate of recognition.