This award was initiated to pictorially represent the professional activities and life of the diverse elements of the Surface Warfare Community and their contribution to naval warfare; to educate the citizens of the United States as to the purpose of the surface warfare department and its achievements; to provide archival material; and to reinforce interest in Surface Warfare profession. 
The award is divided into three categories:  

 1. Ships
 2. Operations (gunnery, refueling, etc)
 3. Personal Interest and/or Family.

There will be three winners in each category and one of these will be designated as the Grand Prize Winner. Category winners will receive $100 and the Grand Prize winner will receive an additional $500 and an invitation to SNA’s Annual Symposium
. Photographers may submit a maximum of 3 photos but are only eligible to win one award unless awarded the Grand Prize.  Submissions may be taken throughout the year and submitted electronically to awards@navysna.org no later than 1 October 2016

Photo submissions are accepted from both amateur and professional photographers in the following categories: SNA Members; SNA Member Dependents; Non Members that are active duty, reserve, retired military in the U.S. Uniform Services.  Also, DoD employees or contractors.

All photos become the property of the Surface Navy Association for exclusive use until thirty days after the SNA Annual Symposium.  Prize photos will be submitted for possible publication in Surface Warfare Magazine. The winning photographs will be displayed appropriately at the annual SNA Symposium.


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Submission Form


Surface Navy Association

6551 Loisdale Court, Suite 222

Springfield, VA  22150