Flagler County, Florida
Date: Monday September 1, 2014 through Saturday November 1, 2014.
Time: All Day Event
Location: VFW Post 8696
The Patriots Pen Youth Essay is open to students in grades 6 – 8. The patriotic theme for the 2014-2015 program is “Why I Appreciate America‘s Veterans”. This essay must be no less than 300 words and cannot exceed 400 words. The first place national award is $5,000.00 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.
The Voice of Democracy patriotic theme for this year is “Why Veterans are Important to Our Nation’s History and Future”. This competition is open to students in grades 9 – 12. Students compete by writing and recording their submission on CD. The submission must be an original 3 – 5 minute recording. The top national scholarship awarded will be $30,000.00.
Entries start at the local level and should be submitted to VFW Post 8696 along with a completed entry form. November 1, 2014 is the deadline for submission for each entry. Winners then advance to the VFW District (regional) level, and then to the VFW department (state) level. One first place district winner at the department level then advances into the National competition for the national prizes.
Application forms are available through your school. For more information, please contact Patti or Pat Donnelly, VFW Post 8696, at 386-446-8696 or 386-437-4947. They can answer your questions and provide you with an application form if needed.