Auxiliary 1756 announces Young American Creative Patriotic Art
National winner will receive $10,000
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[January 30, 2016]
- The VFW Auxiliary Young American Creative Patriotic Art contest
offers students an opportunity to win up to a $10,000 scholarship
for their education.
National Scholarships will be awarded as follows:
Grand Prize - $10,000.
Second Place - $5000.
Third Place - $2500.
Fourth Place - $1500
and Fifth through Eighth places - $1000 each.
First prize also includes a plaque and airfare for two nights
lodging to attend the Auxiliary National Convention, and their art
will be featured on the cover of the Auxiliary magazine and website.
Students must be in 9th,10th, 11th or 12th-graders and must attend
school in the same state as the sponsoring Auxiliary. Home schooled
students are eligible, foreign exchange students are not. National
winners of the past contests may not compete in future Young
American Creative Patriotic Art Contests.
Art must be on paper or canvas. Watercolors, pencil, pastels,
charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen and ink or oil may be used.
Digital art is not accepted.
Do not frame, submit canvas entries on stretcher frames. Other
entries must be matted on white only. The art should be no smaller
than an 8"x10" and no larger than18"x24", not including the mat.
Entry must have been done during the current school year.
For a complete list of the rules and application, please contact
Melanie Schaler, VFW Auxiliary Chairman at 217-871-8254.
Completed applications and artwork must be submitted to Schaler no
later than Friday, March 18, 2016.
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Artwork may be dropped off at the VFW, 915 Fifth Street, Lincoln
between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on March 18th. Entries
may also be mailed to Melanie Schaler, P.O. Box 181, Lincoln, IL
Artwork not chosen to go further in the scholarship competition may
be picked up at a later date.