Contact your local VFW Post to participate.

State Chairman
Marty Faulkner 229-881-5089

State Awards
  • 1st Place - $500 and plaque
  • 2nd Place - $200 and plaque
  • 3rd Place - $100 and plaque
2018-19 Theme Why I Honor the American Flag

The State winner will be honored at the Awards Banquet at the Mid-Winter meeting in Macon on Saturday, February 16, 2018.

6th, 7th, and 8th grade students properly enrolled in public, private, parochial or home schools in the United States, its territories and possessions, and in overseas schools for dependents of military and civilian personnel. Foreign Exchange students and former winners that placed in the National finals are excluded.

National Award
First place - $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC.

Where to Start?
All information can be found at 
Download the application


Student entry to Post October 31, 2018
Post judging completed November 15, 2018
District judging completed December 4, 2018
State judging completed January 7, 2019
District reports to State January 15, 2019
State winners to National January 15, 2019
State reports to National January 31, 2019

District Chairmen: Send District participation report, district winner's typed essay, head and shoulders photo, and entry form to State Chairman.

To Download The Patriots Pen District Participation Report ( Click Here ) PDF

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