Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary Publish No. 7016 announced just lately the kick off of the auxiliary’s yearly Younger American Creative Patriotic Artwork Contest.

Local college students in grades 9-12 have the chance to compete for $29,500 in countrywide scholarships.

Learners must post an first two-or-three-dimensional piece of artwork. Earlier, the contest acknowledged only two-dimensional artwork for judging. Digital art, pictures and jewellery are not accepted.

The entry should have been finished for the duration of the current 2020-2021 faculty yr, and the software have to involve a teacher or supervising adult’s signature, in accordance to a launch.

Students start out by competing at the neighborhood VFW Auxiliary amount. The Atmore VFW Auxiliary will award $200 and an art pin to the first put winner $150 to the next area winner and $75 to the third area winner.

The initially-area winner from every single auxiliary developments to the point out opposition. State very first-position winners contend for their share of $29,500 in countrywide awards and the nationwide very first location winner is awarded a $15,000 scholarship.

National first-by way of eighth-put winners are showcased in VFW Auxiliary Journal and on the VFW Auxiliary site.

All condition profitable entries will be held and shown and judged at the VFW Auxiliary National Convention that will take position July 2021 in Baltimore, Md.

The VFW Auxiliary started the Young American Imaginative Patriotic Artwork Contest in 1979 to acknowledge up-and-coming artists and stimulate patriotism in youth.
Approximately 3,500 students take part just about every year and in addition to $29,500 in countrywide scholarships, community and point out VFW Auxiliaries through the nation award extra than $130,000 in Patriotic Art scholarships just about every calendar year.

Scholar entries have to be submitted to Atmore VFW Auxiliary Submit No. 7016 by March 31, 2020.

Packets of info will be supplied to neighborhood educational institutions. Intrigued students, moms and dads and instructors ought to get hold of Gayle Johnson at [email protected] or 251-244-8675 (be sure to textual content or depart concept if no answer) for extra information and facts.

To down load an software and see the 2020-2021 winners, take a look at

https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/youthful-american-imaginative-patriotic-artwork-contest/.