This week recognizes protocol officers - the trusted advisers who plan and orchestrate international VIP visits, meetings, ceremonies and special events for the military, government, academia and business world.

From Houdini to Copperfield, magicians have fascinated generations of audiences throughout time with their ability to create illusions, use sleight of hand and pull off many a trick to make mysterious and mind-boggling marvels. Just like their magical counterparts, protocol officers around the world also use their “magic” on a daily basis—working behind the scenes to properly plan and orchestrate V.I.P. visits, ceremonies, meetings and special events on local, regional and international stages.

2019 Tuition Contest Winner: Jennifer Laurence

As you will see, her entry most certainly showcased the magic, showmanship and illusions protocol professionals bring to the stage. Check out The Magical Audition 

Past winners include: 

Duja Muhanna [2018] National Protocol Officer Week "Where in the World is Protocol?" tuition contest with Protocol and the OlympicGames

Andrew Loeb Shoenig [2017] National Protocol Officer Week “Picture Perfect Protocol: Protocol Memories of a Lifetime Contest” tuition contest with his Picture (im)Perfect Protocol

Cathy Heyne [2016] National Protocol Officer Week "Annual Protocol Check Up: Take Time to Take Care...of You!" tuition contest with her Tips to Build Strong Relationships Abroad: Your Global Health Treatment Plan for Success video.