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VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

March 31st
Up to $33,000

Are you a creative high school student in the United States with a passion for art and a strong sense of patriotism? Here's an exciting opportunity for you to showcase your artistic skills and express your love for your country! The contest is open to students in grades 9-12, inviting them to submit two or three-dimensional patriotic-themed artworks.

Contest Details:

  • Eligibility: US high school students in grades 9-12.
  • Submission Deadline: March 31st
  • Submission: Create a patriotic-themed artwork and submit it along with an entry form and a typed explanation (up to 250 words) describing how your art reflects patriotism.
  • Submission Method: Artworks should be submitted to your local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Auxiliary.
  • Prizes: National awards totaling $33,000 will be distributed. First-place winners from each state will compete for these scholarship awards.

Getting Started:

  1. Theme Selection: Let your patriotism shine through your art. Think about what being patriotic means to you and how you can translate that into a visual representation.
  2. Art Creation: Create a two or three-dimensional artwork that captures the essence of patriotism. You could explore symbols, colors, or scenes that represent your feelings toward your country.
  3. Entry Form and Explanation: Fill out the entry form and provide a typed explanation of no more than 250 words. Describe how your artwork showcases patriotism, explaining the symbolism and emotions it conveys.

Tips for Success:

  • Originality: Let your unique perspective and creativity shine through. Don't be afraid to experiment with different artistic styles and mediums.
  • Symbolism: Consider using symbols that hold meaning for you and your country. Flags, landmarks, and historical figures are just a few examples.
  • Emotion: Think about the emotions you want your artwork to evoke in the viewers. Patriotism can evoke a range of feelings, from pride to unity and gratitude.

Why Participate:

  • Scholarship Opportunities: By participating, you not only have a chance to win national scholarship awards but also gain recognition for your artistic talent.
  • Express Yourself: Art is a powerful medium for self-expression. This is your chance to communicate your patriotism in a unique and impactful way.

For more detailed instructions, guidelines, and information about acceptable entries, please visit the official contest website.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to combine your artistic passion with your love for your country. Create an artwork that speaks volumes about your patriotism and submit it to the VFW Auxiliary by March 31st. Your creativity might just be your ticket to national recognition and scholarship awards!

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Contact Information:

VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters

406 W. 34th St., 10th Floor

Kansas City, MO 64111

Phone: 816-561-8655