SAMUEL L. GRAVELY JR.

STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST

WHAT: Be a part of The Battleship IOWA Museum’s 6th annual celebration of Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr., a “Man of Many Firsts,” in observance of Black History month. 

WHAT YOU WIN: You too could share the stage with celebrities and honorees as well as take your classmates on a field trip to the famous Battleship IOWA, and win one of the cash prizes in the VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Essay Contest.

WHERE & WHEN: Battleship IOWA | Every February 

HOW: Be a part of our annual essay contest. Entries are submitted online. 

 

BRAVO ZULU ESSAY AWARDS and SPIRIT ESSAY AWARDS

One (1) Bravo Zulu Essay Award Winner will be selected and will receive:

  • $500 award & commemorative plaque
  • Inclusion & Recognition in Award Celebration

One (1) Bravo Zulu Essay Award Runner-Up will be selected and will receive: 

  • $350 award & commemorative plaque
  • Recognition in Award Celebration

Three (3) Spirit Essay Award Winners will be selected and will receive:

  • $200 award & certificate
  • Recognition in Award Celebration

All award recipients will receive free field trips with their U.S. History class to a special tour of the Battleship IOWA Museum, including bus transportation.

RULES & GUIDELINES