For Middle and High School Students

Patriot's Pen

The VFW Patriot's Pen essay contest is for students in grades 6-8 and challenges them to reflect on American history and their own experiences based on a patriotic theme. The SC first-place winner receives a minimum $500 scholarship.

Theme: What Makes America Great

Voice of Democracy

The VFW Voice of Democracy contest provides students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore democratic ideals & principles through audio essays. The SC first-place winner receives a minimum $1,000 scholarship & a trip to Washington, D.C.  National winner can receive up to $30,000. 


Theme: What Makes America Great

Patriotic Art

The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest is open to all students in grades 9-12. Artwork must be on canvas or paper. No digital art. It will be judged on patriotic theme & technique.  Entries must be received by March 31.

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1411 Stuart Engals Blvd.  Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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Bill King


Donna King

Auxiliary President