Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

What are the Scholarship Deadlines?

  • March 31: Student Entry Deadline to VFW Auxiliary.*
  • April 10: VFW Auxiliary and District Judging Complete.
  • April 15: VFW Auxiliary and District Winners to Department (state) for Judging.*
  • May 5: VFW Auxiliary Department (state) Winners to VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters.*

* required deadlines

Patriotic Art Judging Score Sheet
Patriotic Art Helpful Hints
Young American Creative Patriotic Art Brochure

Open to all students, including home-schooled students, in grades 9-12. No digital art will be accepted, and artwork must be on canvas or paper. It will be judged on patriotic theme and technique. One Department winner will be forwarded to Auxiliary National Headquarters. Please see student brochure for more details on requirements.

National Awards:

  • First Place: $10,000
  • Second Place: $5,000
  • Third Place: $2,500
  • Fourth Place: $1,500
  • Fifth through Eighth Place: $500

Department of Idaho The 2015-16 Winner

Sarah Knight, 12th Grade
“Silent Patrioitsm”
Media: Acrylic
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 3012

Picture Courtesy of VFW Auxiliary