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VFW Auxiliary announces annual patriotic art scholarship contest

VFW Auxiliary No. 7016 is excited to announce the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Local students in grades nine through 12 have the opportunity to compete for $21,000 in national scholarships.

Students must submit an original piece of artwork on paper or canvas. Watercolor, 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 2016-2017 school year and must include a teacher’s signature.

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 firstplace 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. Winning entries will be held and displayed at the VFW Auxiliary National Convention.

Student entries must be submitted to Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary  No. 7016 by March 31.  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  cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 respectively to the top three winners.

To download an application, visit https://vfwauxiliary.org/2016deptartwinners/