For the past nine years, the Canadian Naval Review has held an Essay Competition, with the best of the essays being awarded prizes and being published in the Review. With the passing of Commodore Bruce Oland (a great supporter of all things to do with the RCN), the Trust has decided to sponsor first prize in this important competition.

Essays submitted to the contest should relate to the following topics:

• Canadian maritime security
• Canadian naval policy
• Canadian naval issues
• Canadian naval operations
• History/historical operations of the Canadian Navy
• Global maritime issues (such as piracy, smuggling, fishing, environment)
• Canadian oceans policy and issues
• Arctic maritime issues
• Maritime transport and shipping.

 If you have any questions about a particular topic, contact

Contest Guidelines and Judging

 • Submissions must be received at by 23 June 2014 and are not to exceed 3,000 words. Longer submissions will be penalized in the adjudication process.

• Submissions cannot have been published elsewhere.

• All submissions must be in electronic format and any accompanying photographs, images, or other graphics and tables must also be included as a separate file.

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 7th Bruce S. Oland Essay Competition. 

The winning essay, “The Ice Has Ears,” was written by Adam Lajeunesse and Bill Carruthers.

You can read it in the Fall 2013 issue of CNR.


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AGM for Canadian Naval Memorial Trust June 28th 2017