Annual Awards Criteria, Submission Guidelines

and Sample Nominations

Preface

The Foundation for Coast Guard History (FCGH) was formed on 4 August 1999, as a non-profit organization. Among its objectives are:

  1. To provide support to the Coast Guard Historian’s office;
  2. To encourage studies relating to the history of our service; and
  3. To accord recognition to individuals, units, and public and private organizations for both scholarly achievement and for raising public awareness of the challenges, accomplishments, and character of the men and women who have contributed to the proud heritage of the Coast Guard.
Sample Individual Award Nomination

Foundation for Coast Guard History Coast Guard individual Awards

Each year the FCGH recognizes individuals who, through their own efforts, have contributed to the furthering of Coast Guard history. Units and organizations are encouraged to nominate individuals they believe worthy of recognition. Documentation should be in the form of a letter detailing the contributions of the individual.

Eligibility Requirements

The criteria for eligibility for the individual award are:

  1. Individuals can be active duty or reserve, auxiliary squadron, or civilian.
  2. Individuals must be engaged in a specific undertaking aimed at furthering public awareness of current activities or the history and heritage of the Coast Guard.
  3. Individuals who earn the award become ineligible for five (5) years.

Specific Nomination Guidelines – Nomination Deadline 01 March each year

Nominators are encouraged to submit a concise written description of the individual’s efforts.

Accomplishments cited may reflect a single specific completed project or an ongoing, continuing undertaking.

Photographs and printed material related to the project are useful but not necessary.

Scanned copies of signed nominations may be sent by email to awards@fcgh.org. Please save PDF under the naming convention  Individualname_nameofaward_year (for example: JoeSmith_Individual_2015).

Address nominations mailed via USPS first class mail to:

FCGH USCG Award Committee
ATTN John Galluzzo
20 Evergreen Lane
Hanover MA 02339

Material will not be returned.

A selection panel will review the nominations and make recommendations to FCGH Board of Regents.

Sample Nomination.

Individual Award – Sample Memo

Note:  If the submission is coming from a non USCG command or a civilian individual, you  may simply use a standard business letter that generally follows the form of the USCG Memorandum.

Sample Unit Award Nomination

Foundation for Coast Guard History Coast Guard Unit Awards

Each year the FCGH recognizes both a large (e.g., major cutter, Air Station and Sector) and small (e.g., Patrol Boat, Station) Coast Guard unit for contributions to preserving the history of the service. The large unit winner receives five hundred dollars ($500), and the small unit two hundred dollars ($200), for their morale fund.

Eligibility Requirements

The criteria for eligibility for the unit award are:

  1. Units can be active duty or reserve, auxiliary, or a spouses club.
  2. Units must be engaged in a specific undertaking aimed at furthering public awareness of current activities or the history and heritage of the Coast Guard.
  3. Units that earned the award become ineligible for five (5) years.

Specific Nomination Guidelines – Nomination Deadline 01 March each year

Units and organizations are encouraged to submit a concise written description of their efforts.

If you are unsure of whether your unit is large or small, please contact the Award Committee by email to awards@fcgh.org for guidance.

The Award Committee reserves the right to split the large unit submission into two sub categories, Large Units with Dedicated Public Affairs Support and Large Units without Dedicated Public Affairs Support.

Accomplishments cited may reflect a single specific completed project or an ongoing, continuing undertaking.

Photographs and printed material related to the project are useful but not necessary.

Scanned copies of signed nominations may be sent by email to awards@fcgh.org. Please save PDF under the naming convention  Unitname_nameofaward_year (for example: CutterBoutwell_LargeUnit_2015).

Address nominations mailed via USPS first class mail to:

FCGH USCG Award Committee
ATTN John Galluzzo
20 Evergreen Lane
Hanover MA 02339

Material will not be returned.

A selection panel will review the nominations and make recommendations to FCGH Board of Regents.

Nomination Example

Unit Award – Sample Memo

Note:  If the submission is coming from a non USCG command or a civilian individual, you may simply use a standard business letter that generally follows the form of the USCG Memorandum.

Sample Book Award Nomination

Foundation for Coast Guard History Coast Guard Book Awards

Each year the FCGH recognizes authors for their contributions to preserving the history of the service.

Eligibility Requirements

The criteria for eligibility for the book award are:

  1. The book must have been published within the calendar year for which the awards will be given.
  2. The book must focus on one of the two areas of specific interest to the contest:
    • General Coast Guard history.
    • Lighthouse/Lightship history.

Specific Nomination Guidelines – Nomination Deadline 31 January each year

The FCGH Awards Committee actively solicits publishers of Coast Guard history books for review copies by searching through online retailers’ websites and other sources. We also rely on recommendations provided to the Foundation and will accept nominations from authors and/or publishers. If you are an author or publisher wishing to have a book considered, please provide three copies of the book to:

FCGH USCG Award Committee
ATTN John Galluzzo
20 Evergreen Lane
Hanover MA 02339

The FCGH is interested in all books published within the given award year. To inquire whether or not a title has been considered for review, please send an email to awards@fcgh.org with the name of the book and the name of the author or authors.

A selection panel will review the books and make recommendations to FCGH Board of Regents.

 

Sample Multimedia Submission

Foundation for Coast Guard History Coast Guard Multimedia Awards

Each year the FCGH recognizes individual or group for their contributions in preserving the history of the service through the use of multimedia. The project may be a website, training aid, video or other multimedia effort.

Eligibility Requirements

The criteria for eligibility for the multimedia award are:

  1. The multimedia project must have been produced and distributed within the calendar year for which the awards will be given.
  2. The project must focus on one of the two areas of specific interest to the contest:
    • General Coast Guard history.
    • Lighthouse history.

Specific Nomination Guidelines – Nomination Deadline 1 March each year

In addition to links to nominated web sites, DVDs or other methods of providing the nominated material, nominators are encouraged to submit a concise written description of the individual’s efforts.

The FCGH Awards Committee has the sole discretion to judge all submission as one group or to divide submissions into any of the following categories: Television, Cinema, Website, training material or other such category as they deem necessary.

For Coast Guard units which are submitting a nomination for material that is inside the Coast Guard’s internal network, the submission package must provide for access for the judges in a reasonable fashion such as replication on a DVD.

A selections panel will review the books and make recommendations to FCGH Board of Regents.

Photographs and printed material related to the project are useful but not necessary.

Scanned copies of signed nominations may be sent by email to awards@fcgh.org. Please save PDF under the naming convention  Individualname_nameofaward_year (for example: JoeSmith_Multimedia_2015).

Address nominations mailed via USPS first class mail to:

FCGH USCG Award Committee
ATTN John Galluzzo
20 Evergreen Lane
Hanover MA 02339

Material will not be returned.

A selection panel will review the nominations and make recommendations to FCGH Board of Regents.

Sample Nomination.

Multimedia Award – Sample Memo

Note:  If the submission is coming from a non USCG command or a civilian individual, you  may simply use a standard business letter that generally follows the form of the USCG Memorandum.

Previous Winning Submission Examples

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston – 2014

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