All essays should be typewritten in English with no color or graphics and cannot be less than words or greater then words in length. You must write your own essay. Poetry is not acceptable. Clarity of ideas is worth 35 points. Essays under or over these word amounts will be eliminated. Secure the Official Student Entry Form with a staple or other fastener on top of your essay.
All entries must be submitted to a VFW Post competition. Contestants are allowed to enter only once one Post competition. Do not put your name on your essay.
Contestants should be judged on the basis of their essay alone and are not required to present the essay orally. Quotations may be used sparingly if plainly identified wherever used. A contestant must be a student enrolled in either the 6th, 7th or 8th grade of a public, private, parochial school or a home study program in the United States, its territories or possessions or enrolled in an overseas school as a dependent of U.
Contestants found in violation of this rule will face elimination from the competition and will be required to return any and all prize money awarded and received. Contestants are allowed to enter only once one Post competition.
Quotations may be used sparingly if plainly identified wherever used. To locate a Post, go to http: Every word is counted regardless of length. The theme is: All essays become the property of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Contestants may not identify themselves, their school, city or state in their essay.The VFW retains non-exclusive rights to use the student's essay and likeness in the promotion and execution of the organization's programs and activities.
Each contestant will be judged on how well he/she understands, develops and presents the theme. PATRIOT’S PEN. Each year more thanstudents in grades enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $50, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $ at the national level.
Patriots Pen Essay Contest. Theme "Why I Honor the American Flag" Deadline to Local Posts: OCTOBER 31, What is it? Conducted nationwide, this VFW sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S.
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Unwavering Support for Uncommon Heroes. Home; Join Us; About Us. The first two being the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Contests with the entry deadline to the local VFW Post on Sunday, Encourage them to enter the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.
Each year, nearly 40, Win the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest You could earn thousands in U.S. Savings Bonds. WHO CAN ENTER: The Patriot’s Pen program is open to students in gradeswho are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.
VFW Auxiliary Links Each year more thanstudents in grades enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $50, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $ at the national level.Download