VFW Auxiliary hosting annual Illustrating America Art Contest locally

VFW Auxiliary Gustave F. Kerndt  #5981 has announced the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Illustrating America art contest. Local students in grades K-8 can share how they view the world through their drawings and paintings while competing for national awards.

Students must submit an original two-dimensional piece of artwork. Coloring sheets, digital art and photography are not accepted. The entry must have been completed during the current 2021-2022 school year and the application must include a teacher or supervising adult’s signature in order to be complete.

Students begin by competing at the local VFW Auxiliary level. The first-place winner from each Auxiliary advances to the District competition with District winners advancing to the State competition. The contest consists of three grade divisions: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. The State first-place winner in each grade division will be forwarded to Auxiliary National Headquarters.

There is one National winner in each grade division, with awards for first, second and third place distributed in each grade division. Winners will be notified the week of July 25, 2022 via the email address provided on the winners’ entry form.

The contest, now in its third year, rewards the artistic abilities of elementary and middle/junior high school students. Local student entries must be submitted to VFW Auxiliary Gustave F. Kerndt #5981 by March 31, 2022. Interested youth, parents/guardians and teachers should contact vfwauxiliarylansing@gmail.com for more information.

Visit http://www.vfwauxiliary.org/what-we-do/youth-activities for complete eligibility requirements, contest rules and an entry form.