Each year, nearly 68,800 students in sixth through eighth grades enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. Each first place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000!
Make sure to have a picture for entries going to the State competition.
Our chairman is Kelli Kelley of Post 2667. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
State Winner receives $500 and a plaque. This entry is submitted to VFW National for the national competition.
Second place receives $200 and a certificate.
Third place receives $100 and a certificate.
6th, 7th, and 8th grade students properly enrolled in public, private, parochial, or home schools in Georgia. Foreign Exchange students and former winners that placed in the National finals are excluded.
First place winner receives $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC.
Where to Start? Look for the Patriot's Pen in the Scholar's app as well as at VFW.org/PatriotsPen
Entry to Post by October 31
Post judging completed by November 15
Post updates to All-American Dashboard November 15
District Judging completed by December 1
District approves Post reports on All American dashboard by December 1
State Judging completed by December 31
State winners to National by January 15
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