Patriot's Pen Essay Contest - VFW Lilac Post 5815.
The Voice of Democracy program is designed to foster patriotism by allowing students the opportunity to voice their opinion in a three to five minute essay based on an annual theme. How to Enter: Students can enter by submitting the required entry form (see contact information at bottom of this page), along with their essay and recording to a local VFW Post.
The completed essay and entry form must be in the hands of the VFW Post Chairman by midnight Nov. 1, 2012. In no way may contestants identify themselves within their essay. Do not put your name on your essay. The entry form is your essay’s cover sheet. Secure the OfficialStudent Entry Form with a staple or other fastener on top of your essay.
Patriot's Pen - where 6th through 8th grade students submit a 300 to 400 word essay. Again, National winners receive special recognition and thousands of dollars. Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest.
Patriot's Pen Essay Writing Contest. Home;. The contest consists of four levels. The first level (entry) is sponsored by local VFW Posts. Post winners. Entry forms are available online from the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) website. In addition to the completed entry form, each student must submit an essay on the subject listed.
Download and complete the Patriot's Pen entry form and brochure. Essays must be no less than 300 words and cannot exceed 400 words. They should be submitted to the VFW Post, along with the completed Patriot's Pen entry form no later than the October 31 deadline.Students can ask a teacher or youth group leader to supervise their progress in the competition.
To learn more visit Youth Scholarships - VFW and scroll down to the Patriot's Pen section. Glenns Ferry Middle School students have proudly participated in the Patriot's Pen contest for many years with many local and district winners, several state level winners, and even some who placed in the top 50 essays in the nation. Rules and Entry Form.
Essays must be no less than 300 words and cannot exceed 400 words. They should be submitted to Downers Grove Century Post 503, along with the completed Patriot's Pen entry form (see link below) no later than the November 1 deadline. JUDGING CRITERIA: Knowledge of the theme is worth 30 points.