Essay Contest

For the thirteenth consecutive year, the John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis at Virginia Military Institute is pleased to announce that it will award prizes for the best-unpublished papers on Cold War military history.

Any aspect of the Cold War (1945-1991) era is eligible, including papers on military strategy, plans, and operations; the relationship between the armed forces and society; international security affairs; and the connections between Cold War military history and contemporary geopolitical challenges.

Prizes: First place will earn a plaque and a cash award of $2,000; second place, $1,000 and a plaque; and third place, $500 and a plaque.

Procedures: Entries should be sent electronically to the Adams Center at Virginia Military Institute by Friday, November 10, 2017. Please make your submission as Microsoft Word document and limit your entry to a maximum of 7,500 words (minimum 4,000 words) of double-spaced text, exclusive of documentation and bibliography. A panel of judges will examine all papers; the Adams Center director will announce the winners in late 2017. The Journal of Military History will consider prize-winning essays for publication. In addition, the Adams Center would like to post the best papers, with the permission of the author, on its website.

Submissions to:  adamscenter@vmi.edu 

Questions to:  

Col. Bradley Lynn Coleman
Director, John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis
Department of History
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
colemanbl@vmi.edu 
540-464-7447

or

Deneise Shafer
Administrative Assistant
shaferdp@vmi.edu 
540-464-7338
Fax: 540-464-7246

Online at:  http://www.vmi.edu/adamscenter 

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