Patriot’s Pen Deadline: October 31, 2019

From VFW Auxiliary, Michigan:

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” 

2019-2020 Patriot’s Pen Entry Form

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: OR

You will also be asked to submit a Biography and a Release from your School. Those forms will be uploaded shortly.