Request Support from the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission
Request for Support (RFS): A request for support is when you are asking the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission (WWICC) for some type of support for your own WWI-related project.
We appreciate your interest in working with the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission (WWICC). To make sure we serve you best we will need some information about your project and how you would like to work with the U.S. WWICC.
We receive a large volume of inquiries and to best serve you, we would like you to answer one of the questionnaires below, according to the nature of your request. To assist with your request there are several types of support you may receive from the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and what section(s) you should fill out in this request form for that level of support.
All requests are subject to approval by the WWICC. The level of approval will vary on the type of request; the type of approval is noted next to the example requests. In order to complete the process we may require a phone call/ interview/ and or additional information. Processing these requests take time and we request your patience as we work to streamline and expedite this process.
Note: The Commissioners meet quarterly. Therefore, wait time for approval may be contingent about the timing of the next commission meeting.
We look forward to working with your organization.
World War One Centennial Commission Mission Statement
The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission was created by an Act of Congress in January 2013. Members of the 12-member Commission are appointed by the President and the leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the National World War I Museum. The Commission’s mission is to plan, develop, and execute programs, projects and activities to commemorate the Centennial of World War I (WWI). Over the commemoration period the Commission intends to:
- Develop educational programs targeted at a variety of audiences and delivered through a variety of broadcast, print and digital media, with the goal of increasing awareness and informing Americans about the country’s most forgotten war.
- Organize activities, events, and symposia to commemorate American involvement in “the Great War.”
- Establish a National World War I Memorial in Washington DC, and bring attention to the thousands of World War I memorials in communities across the country that honor Americans who served in the war.
- Serve as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of information about events and activities related to the Centennial Commemoration.
Types of support we typically provide:
Endorsement and Logo Licensing
Please fill out Section I of the application form only. Requires approval by the RFS Commissioner.
The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission logos and its elements are licensed trademarks. All parties using the logo must receive expressed written permission from the WWICC. Permission is granted on a case by case basis and is determined by a variety of factors to include but not limited to: Organization (Government/Non-Profit/For-Profit), Organizational History, and Project Relevancy to WWI. Use of a commission logo is subject to the Licensing Trademark Agreement and must be used only for the expressed written purpose as stated in the Trademark Agreement. There may be a fee associated with this approval. Written Endorsement of your project can also be provided at this level, upon request.
Please fill out application Section I and II only; Section V is optional. Requires Majority Commission vote to approve.
The U.S. World War One Centennial commission formally recognizes commemorative partners who demonstrate a commitment to honoring, commemorating, and educating the public about The Great War, to include (but not limited to) the 5 million Americans who served and the 116,516 who sacrificed their lives. To be formally recognized you must receive a majority vote from the commission.
Commemorative Partners Receive:
- Use of the WWICC logo
- Endorsement letter (upon request).
- Organization listed on the WWICC webpage with link access to organization’s website
- Events sponsored by Organizations on the WWICC webpage (upon request)
- Shared logo branding (when appropriate and approved)
- Certificate of Commemorative Partnership
- Optional feature events – Sync Call
Fill out application Section I & III; Section V is optional. Requires Majority Commission Vote, and is subject to budgetary constraints.
The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission accepts requests for financial support. Please note that the WWICC relies solely on private donation to operate and due to this structure even after a majority Commission vote to approve, the support has to fit within commission budget. The Commission would also need to see other funds raised for this project. On a case by case basis, the Commission may pass a request for financial support to other parties who may be able to accommodate the request.
Please fill out section I, III & IV; Section V is optional. Requires Majority Commission Vote.
Endorsement of film/TV/book projects requires an in-depth examination of the project. Information that must be included are as follows: Detailed Project information, Previous track record of the applicant in developing a movie or television series – to include distribution record and audience record, Applicants record in raising funds, Funds already raised for the submitted project. Some projects may require historical review by our historical advisory committee.
We have a list of centennial commemoration events going on around the country/world on our website. You are welcome to go to our website: http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/commemorate/event-map-system/submit-an-event-form.html and add your event to the event calendar. You do not need to go through the application process or fill out the application form if listing an event all you want.