The winning submissions for the 2023 NHHC New Year's Deck Log Entry Contest have been selected. Contest submissions were reviewed by a committee of archivists and sailors and judged on coherence, imagery, originality, and how they reflect the sailor experience. After reviewing based on these criteria, the committee recommended their top choices to NHHC Director Samuel Cox, who then selected the winners.
Thank you to everyone that submitted entries for this year's contest. We enjoyed reading all of them and are already looking forward to reading your 2024 entries!
Notes on Redactions and Citations:
Certain information has been redacted for security purposes.
These deck logs are currently held by the Navy Archives. Any use of these reproductions should include proper citations:
USS [SHIP NAME] deck log, 1 January 2021, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.
First Place: USS BUNKER HILL (CG-62)
The USS BUNKER HILL (CG-52) 2023 New Year's Deck Log Entry was written by LT Artem M. Sherbinin. He wrote the deck log entry while serving as the Navigator onboard USS BUNKER HILL (CG-52).
Full Biography for LT Artem Sherbinin (PDF, 184kb)
Second Place: USS FITZGERALD (DDG-62)
Third Place: USS FARRAGUT (DDG-99)
The USS FARRAGUT (DDG-99) 2023 New Year's Deck Log Entry was written by QM3 Anthony G. Bentley. He wrote the deck log entry while serving as a member of the navigation team onboard USS FARRAGUT (DDG-99).
Full Biography for QM3 Anthony Bentley (PDF, 325kb)