VFW auxiliary announces art contest

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 11, 2017

VFW Auxiliary# 7016   announced the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest recently.

Local students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to compete for $21,000 in national scholarships.

Students must submit an original piece of artwork on paper or canvas. Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempra, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink, or oil may be used. Digital art is not accepted. The entry must have been done during the current 2017-2018 school year and must include a teacher’s signature.

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Students begin by competing at the local VFW Auxiliary level. The first-place winner from each Auxiliary advances to District competition (if applicable) with District winners advancing to the state competition.

State first-place winners compete for their share of $21,000 in national awards, and the national first- place winner is awarded a $10,000 scholarship. The first-place art is featured on the cover of VFW Auxiliary Magazine and on the VFW Auxiliary national website. Second and third place artwork will be featured in VFW Auxiliary Magazine and on the VFW Auxiliary national website.

Student entries must be submitted to Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary #7016 by March 31, 2018.  Interested students, parents, and teachers should contact Gayle Johnson 251-359-0768 or atmorevfwaux@gmail.com. for more information.

Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary will present monetary awards to top three:  First Place $200.00; Second Place $150.00; Third Place $100.00.