STUDENTS

Please mail all entries to:
VFW Post 2100
2711 Oakes Ave.
Everett, WA. 98201

Attn: Donald Wischmann

Voice of Democracy

"What Makes America Great"

The Voice of Democracy Program is open to 
students in grades 9-12 (on the Oct. 31 
deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private
or parochial high school or home study program 
in the United States and its territories

Students should record their reading of the draft to an audio CD or 
flash drive. The recording can be no shorter than three minutes 
and no longer than five minutes (plus or minus five seconds).
 
Voice of Democracy Entry Form

Patriotic Art

The VFW Auxiliary is proud to offer Creative 
Patriotic Art Awards for any student in grades 
9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or 
parochial high school or home study program in 
the United States.  The contest began in 1979 to 
recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage 
patriotism in youth. The scholarship contest is 
open to promote patriotism, assist students in 
furthering their education and help students reach 
their full potential. The first-place winner from each state competes 
for national awards totaling $21,000.

Established 1914, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the 
United States Auxiliary set out to serve the veterans of this country 
and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every 
man and woman who has served in uniform.

Eligibility:

Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private 
or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
Maximum student age of 18 at the time of local entry.The student must 
be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.

Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member 
to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state 
as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.

Patriotic Art Brochure

Patriots Pen

"What Makes America Great"

The Patriot's Pen program is open to students in 
grades 6-8 (on the October 31 deadline), who are 
enrolled in a public, private or parochial school 
or home study program in the United States and its 
territories. 

Essays must be no less than 300 words and cannot exceed 400 words. 
They should be submitted to the VFW Post, along with the completed 
Patriot's Pen entry form no later than the October 31 deadline. 

Patriots Pen Entry Form 

Youth Essay

Open to Students in Grades 3 – 5

"How I would encourage respect to the
     Flag of the United States" 
 
Open to Students in Grades 3 - 5 (on
the October 31 deadline),who are 
enrolled in a public, private or 
parochial school or home study 
program in the state of Washington.

Participants must compose their own 
essay. The essay must be clearly handwritten, typed or computer 
prepared. A copy of the Official Entry form must accompany the essay. 
All sections of the official entry form MUST be completed at the 
Post/Auxiliary level. Entry forms MUST be signed by a parent. Not to 
exceed 250 words. Student’s Name,City, or School MUST NOT be on the 
essay, only on the entry form. Essay must stay within the prescribed 
subject matter and there can be NO added color or artwork. Essay 
written in poem form will not be accepted. 

Youth Essay Entry Form