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NAVAL INSTITUTE PRIZE ESSAY, 1881.
A Prize of one hundred dollars and a gold medal of the value of fifty dollars is offered by the Naval Institute for the best essay presented subject to the following rules:—
1. Competition for the prize is open to all members, and to all persons entitled to become members upon payment of dues; that is, to all officers of the Navy and Marine Corps, and to all civil officers attached to the Naval service.
2. Each competitor to send his essay in a sealed envelope to the Secretary on or before January 1, 1881. The name of the writer shall not be
given in this envelope, but instead thereof a motto. Accompanying the §say a separate sealed envelope will be sent to the Secretary, with the tto on the outside and the writer's name and motto inside. This enlope is not to be opened until after the decision of the Judges. 3. The Judges to be three gentlemen of eminent professional attainments, to be selected by the Executive Committee. 4. The successful essay to be published in the Proceedings of the Institute, and the essays of other competitors to be published also, at the discretion of the Executive Committee, with the consent of the writers. 5. The subject for the Prize Essay is, “The Type of (I) Armored Wessel, (II) Cruiser, Best Suited to the Present Needs of the United States.” 6. The Essay is limited to forty-eight printed pages of the “Proceedings of the Institute.” 7. The money value of the medal may be given to the successful competitor if he so elect, and he will be made a life member of the Institute.
Lieut. and Secretary. Annapolis, Md., May 1, 1880. .