Patriot’s Pen Deadline: October 31, 2019
From VFW Auxiliary, Michigan: https://vfwauxmi.org/di/vfw/v2/default.asp?pid=7364
Where 6th through 8th grade students submit a 300 to 400 word essay. Again, National winners receive special recognition and thousands of dollars.
Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $54,500, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level.
The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements and download the entry form and brochure (note this link is last year’s entry form; see below link for the 2019-2020 entry form) before submitting your entry to your local VFW Post. 2019-2020 “PATRIOT PEN” ESSAY Program “What Makes America Great”
You may hand-deliver your entry form to:
VFW Post 5065
209 Washington Street
Sheridan, MI 48884
Please Note: Office Hours are currently 9 AM to 4 PM Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
You may also electronically submit your entry to:
firstname.lastname@example.org OR VFWPost5065@outlook.com
You will also be asked to submit a Biography and a Release from your School. Those forms will be uploaded shortly.