VFW Auxiliary Patriotic Art Scholarship Contest

VFW Auxiliary Gustave F. Kerndt #5981 has announced the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Local students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to compete for $33,000 in national scholarships.

Students must submit an original two- or three-dimensional piece of artwork.  Digital art, photography and jewelry 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.

The first-place winner from each Auxiliary will advance to District competition with District winners advancing to the State competition.  State first-place winners compete for national awards.

National first- through twelfth-place winners will be featured in VFW Auxiliary Magazine and on the VFW Auxiliary website. All State winning entries are judged at National Headquarters in Kansas City, MO in July 2022 and will be displayed at the VFW Auxiliary National Convention scheduled for July 16 - 21, 2022 in Kansas City, MO.

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. To download an application and see the 2021 winners, visit https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships.