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Auxiliary SCHOLARSHIP

Patriotic Art

2015-2016

* DEADLINES *

Student Deadline: March 31, 2016. Participants must submit entries to a local VFW Auxiliary Scholarships Chairman by this date. The first-place winner from each VFW Auxiliary will be sent to the Department Scholarships Chairman for judging.

District Judging:
(Optional) If held, the District winners must meet the Department deadline for judging.

Department Judging:
VFW Auxiliary or District entries must be received by the Department Scholarships Chairman by April 15, 2016!

National Deadline:
Department entries in the National Contest must be received at VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters, 406 West 34th Street, 10th floor, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 by May 5, 2016! Only the first-place Department winner is eligible for the national competition (This means a total of 51 are eligible, one from every state and the District of Columbia).


JUDGES

Those selected to judge the contest on all levels, will be teachers, professionals, and persons knowledgeable in art. Comments of local and state judges will be attached to the painting and forwarded with it.

ELIGIBILITY

Students must be in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. Students must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring Auxiliary. Home-schooled students are eligible; foreign exchange students are not.

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP'S

$10,000.........................................First-Place Scholarship
$ 5,000.........................................Second-Place Scholarship
$ 2,500.........................................Third-Place Scholarship
$ 1,500.........................................Fourth-Place Scholarship
$ 500............................................Fifth to Eight Place Scholarship

DEPARTMENT AWARDS

FIRST PRIZE includes a plaque and airfare plus two nights’ lodging to attend the VFW Auxiliary National Convention. The first-place art will be featured on the cover of the VFW Auxiliary Magazine and on the Auxiliary website.

Second and third-place winning entries will be featured in the VFW Auxiliary Magazine and on the website.

Fourth through eighth places will be featured on the website only. The winning entries will be held so they can be displayed at the VFW Auxiliary National Convention. They will be returned directly to the students.

CONTEST RULES

Art must be on paper or canvas. Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink, or oil may be used. Digital art is not accepted. Do not frame! Submit canvas entries on stretcher frames or canvas board. Other entries must be matted on white. Do not use other color mats. In matting, use heavy paper to reinforce back.

Mounted and floating mats may also be used. The art should be no smaller than 8" x 10" but no larger than 18" x 24", not including mat.
• Be sure to complete entry form and attach to back of entry.
• Note that you must be sponsored by a VFW Auxiliary
• Entry may be signed by the student Package art so that it can be mailed without being damaged.

If you use the American Flag in your entry, it must conform to the Federal Flag Code as far as color, number of stars and stripes, and other pertinent rules of the code.
Entry must have been done during the current school year—note that you must have your teacher’s signature. Each student may submit only one entry.
Each entry will be judged on the originality of concept, presentation, and patriotism expressed; the content of how it relates to patriotism and clarity of ideas; the design technique; total impact of work; and uniqueness.

Be sure to complete entry form and attach to back of entry. Note that you must be sponsored by a Auxiliary or a foreign-based Auxiliary or Post.

Package art so that it can be mailed without being damaged.

If you use the American Flag in your entry -- it must conform to the Federal Flag Code as far as color, number of stars and stripes, and other pertinent rules of the code. Please use the American Flag in its entirety. (You can get a copy of the code from your Auxiliary VFW or local library.)

Entry must have been done during 2015-2016 School Year -- notice that you must have your teacher's signature.  Each student may submit only one entry.

Each entry will be judged on the originality of concept, presentation, and patriotism expressed; the content of how it relates to patriotism and clarity of ideas; the design technique, total impact of work; and uniqueness.

Special Note:
National Winners of the 2014-2015 contest and prior years may not compete in future Auxiliary VFW Patriotic Art Contests.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE CONTEST:

Every student must be sponsored by a VFW Auxiliary which is located in the same state as the student attends school. Please download the form below for the entry information. Entries must be judged by the local Auxiliary as a first step in the contest. If you need additional assistance, contact VFW Auxiliary 4709 President at apixie67@yahoo.com.

Please submit applications to our Post / Auxiliary at:

Please send application to our Post / Auxiliary for submissions

VFW Auxiliary 4709
Attn: Scholarship Chairmen (Patriot Art Contest)
1303 W. Semands St.
Conroe, TX 77301

Patriotic Art 2015 - 2016 Entry Form

Young American's Creative Patriotic Art Brochure

 

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