VFW Auxiliary 1756 announces Young American Creative Patriotic Art competition
National winner will receive $10,000 scholarship

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[February 06, 2016]  LINCOLN - 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.

Contest rules

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  62656.

Artwork not chosen to go further in the scholarship competition may be picked up at a later date.

[Melanie Schaler]


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