Communication is one of the keys to success. The National Newsletter
Competition encourages all Units, Detachments and Departments of the
Marine Corps League and the Marine Corps League Auxiliary to be
successful in sharing their news with others. Keep in mind that the
Newsletter may be the only information some members receive. The
Newsletter should give members a reason to attend meetings and remain as
active as possible in the Marine Corps League Auxiliary
The Newsletter Judging Criteria does more than establish standards for judging. It makes an outline of what an editor should utilize to publish a newsletter that is both interesting and informative, that encourages readers to read through the publication, and that conveys a sense of pride.
Newsletters can serve as a valuable tool to communicate with all members of a Detachment, Unit or Department. Newsletters can also be effective recruiting or public relations tools. It should serve as a means by which the League and Auxiliary can reach out to its members, the general public and potential members and to make the members aware of goals and achievements of the Unit and encourage participation.
The editors of the online newsletter merely need to create 3 hard copies to submit to the competition. This seems to be a new direction for many Detachments and Units and we do NOT wish to exclude anyone. The Newsletter Committee recommends that any Unit/Department that has won the competition for THREE OR MORE CONSECUTIVE YEARS should refrain from entering for a year or two to widen participation.
Awards will be presented as follows: First, Second and Third Place in any Category. All entrants will receive Certificates of Participation.
will be four classes of eligibility:
Class I (Platoon size): up to 50 members
Class II (Company size): between 51 and 100 members;
Class III (Battalion size): 101 or more members;
Class IV (Division size, i.e., departments): all
Each Unit, Department and Division is encouraged to do their own newsletters, and submit them to the competition.