All essays should be typewritten in English with no color or graphics and cannot be less than words or greater then words in length. Poetry is not acceptable.
Contestants may not identify themselves, their school, city or state in their essay. Secure the Official Student Entry Form with a staple or other fastener on top of your essay. Contestants should be judged on the basis of their essay alone and are not required to present the essay orally.
OHS Senior Izabell Homer As the post winner, Collins will now go on to compete at the state level for the chance to compete for the national prize.
You must write your own essay. Quotations may be used sparingly if plainly identified wherever used. Do not put your name on your essay.
CHS Senior Jazmin Collins The Voice of Democracy audio-essay completion is a national competition which awards scholarships to high school students based on an original, three-to-five minute audio-essay about an annual theme.
A contestant must be a student enrolled in either the 6th, 7th or 8th grade of a public, private, parochial school or a home study program in the United States, its territories or possessions or enrolled in an overseas school as a dependent of U.
The essay title theme or added footnotes do not contribute to the word count. Foreign Exchange students and former winners that placed in the national finals are not eligible to enter this contest.
All entries must be submitted to a VFW Post competition. Contestants are allowed to enter only once one Post competition. The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program VOD in to provide high school students with the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.
For more information or to join, visit our website at www.
Essays under or over these word amounts will be eliminated. Founded in and chartered by Congress inthe VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. Post meetings are 2nd Thursday at 7: The competition was open to all open to ninth- through 12th-grade students who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial school or home study program in the U.
Every word is counted regardless of length. Contestants found in violation of this rule will face elimination from the competition and will be required to return any and all prize money awarded and received.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U. Our Hope for the Future.VFW Post - Scholarships - Patriot's Pen Essay Contest Patriot's Pen Essay Contest.
All entries must be submitted to a VFW Post competition. If you have difficulty identifying a sponsoring post in your area.
According to the VFW website, each year, nearly 40, high school students from across the country enter to win a share of $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.
10 days ago · Concord NH, (9/12/) – Commander Matt Benton of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Concord Post announced the kick-off of the VFW’s annual Patriot’s Pen youth essay competition. Encourage them to enter the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.
Each year, nearly 40, high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $ million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition. New Milford VFW Post Names Essay Contest Winners - New Milford, CT - The VFW has also set the topics for next year's competition.
The Department winner will attend a banquet for VFW student scholarships in January and present the winning essay. For Department of PA PP contest participation and scholarship donation forms click here.Download