2019-2020 Post Winners

1st Place Winner at Post & State
2nd Place Winner
3rd Place Winner
Zoe Puno
Eva Buck

Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.

  • Maximum student age of 18 at time of local entry.
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.

What is the Scholarship Amount?

The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $31,000.
Our local post winners will receive awards of $500, $300 and $150 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 


Read the rules and eligibility requirements and download and submit the entry form, by March 31, 2021 to VFW Post 9182 Auxiliary.