VFW auxiliary holding third annual Summer Patriotic Art Poster Contest

Published 4:41 pm Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post 7016 is kicking off its third annual summer patriotic art poster contest.

Children ages 4-15 have the opportunity to compete for prize money in four age categories: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15. The winner in each age group will receive $25.

This poster contest is a local follow-up to the National VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Scholarship Contest for students in grades 9-12. The Summer Patriotic Art Poster Contest is an opportunity for those who are not eligible for the National program to showcase their talent and patriotism. This year’s winners from the local Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest will serve as Judges for this contest.

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Participants must use one of the following themes; all depictions of the American flag must be authentic:

Age 4-6 Pre-Printed Coloring pages will be available for pick up at Atmore City Hall or text name and address to 251-359-0768 by June 21, 2019, and a copy will be mailed to you.

Ages 7-15 Proud To Be An American Design is up to the artist, Proud To Be An American, must be prominent in the design. Please do not use an individual’s name in design of the poster.

Participants must submit an original piece of artwork on poster paper. Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, crayon, or pen-and-ink may be used. Embellishments such as glitter, stickers, etc. may be used but should not be the main concept of the poster. Digital art is not accepted.

The required 11 x 14 poster paper can be found at Walmart or other local stores. Coloring pages, registration forms, and rules and regulations are available for pick up at the city hall during regular business hours. If you cannot make it to the city hall during regular hours, the information can be emailed to you. Contact atmorevfwaux@gmail for information. Posters shall be submitted to the Auxiliary on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from noon to 4 p.m. at city hall.

This is a submission date only, no judging will take place on this day and no prize money will be awarded on this date.

The winner in each age group will be notified by the auxiliary.

Winners will meet at the Atmore City Hall on July 16, 2019 at 10 a.m.

Prize money will be awarded at that time and photos will be taken for publication in local newspapers. All winning posters will be on display in the lobby of city hall from July 16, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2019.

After Aug. 31, 2019, all posters will be distributed to veteran facilities throughout the state and to active duty servicemen and women.

Please contact Auxiliary President Gayle Johnson 251-359-0768 or atmorevfwaux@gmail.com for more information.