The Denig Award, established in 1968, is focused on providing special recognition to a particularly effective individual who has leveraged civilian mass communications’ avenues to promote the professional achievements of individual Marines, while highlighting the contributions of the United States Marine Corps to our country and the world.
The Donald L Dickson Memorial Award is a highly prestigious award, presented annually to a deserving recipient. Nominations are restricted to active members who have contributed the most to the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association, Inc. No term or time element is required or considered as a prerequisite.
The Gladys McPartland Scholarship Fund was established by the U. S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association, Incorporated [dba USMCCCA], on May 1, 1986 with an initial contribution of $1,500 from Mrs. Edward L. (Kathryne) Timmons in memory of her “beloved sister,” the late Gladys McPartland. Gladys McPartland
The annual USMC Combat Correspondents Association and Division of Public Affairs Merit Awards program, operating under the aegis of the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, recognizes Marines and others whose print and broadcast journalism products promote the Marine Corps and demonstrate outstanding achievement in furthering objectives of the Department of Defense internal information program.
The intent of the competition is to recognize public communicators within the Marine Corps public affairs community and to select the first place winners in each category who will compete in the DOD Thomas Jefferson awards program at the Defense Information School, Fort Meade, MD.
The deadline for submissions is usually around February with judging announced sometime in March. Awards are presented during the USMCCCA conference awards banquet usually in September.