Across the Department of the Navy (DON) our talented Sailors, Marines and Civilians are continually creating innovative solutions to our most complex problems. The Annual SECNAV Innovation Awards Program acknowledges top Naval Innovators in our workforce today and inspires the problem solvers of the future. The awards program recognizes top DON individuals or teams making significant problem solving contributions in 2017 in the following areas:
The eligibility period is from 1 January to 31 December 2017. All DON Commands and Organizations should nominate exceptionally worthy innovators for the 2017 Annual SECNAV Innovation awards by submitting a
SECNAV Innovation Awards Program Nomination Form (SECNAV 5305/3) via email to
DON_Innovation@navy.mil. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2018. Winners will be announced in Second Quarter CY2018.
Trophy Design Contest: In support of the Innovation Awards above, the trophy design contest allows creative Sailors, Marines, and DON Civilians the ability to showcase their talents to recognize the Innovation Award Winners. The contest is open to all Sailors, Marines and DON Civilians; as individuals or as teams of no more than two (2) people. Designs will be evaluated on aesthetic appeal, manufacturing cost(s), and feasibility. Details can be found
below. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2018.
The Office of Strategy and Innovation is the responsible organization for this program and will provide further guidance as it becomes available. Questions may be submitted to
Trophy Design Contest Details
Innovation Awards FAQs