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Competitions Offered

The VFW and its Auxiliary offers some competitions for members of the community. Here are just a few:

There are a variety of local and nationwide VFW competitions where students can win scholarship money for college. We have:

  • Voice of Democracy (VOD) - a speech writing competition, where 9th through 12th grade students write and deliver their speech on an audio CD or flash drive. Each year's theme is selected by the National Commander-in-Chief. Student deadline for submission of an entry is November 1 each year.


  • Patriot's Pen Essay Contest - where 6th, 7th and 8th grade students submit a 300 to 400 word written essay, on a patriotic theme selected by National. Student deadline for submission of an entry is November 1 each year.


  • Patriotic Art - where high school students submit original art work with a patriotic theme. Student deadline for submission of an entry is March 31.


  • The National Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize the nation's top elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America's history and traditions.








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