The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary has opened its annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, which gives local students in grades nine to 12 the opportunity to receive $21,000 in national scholarship funding.
During the 2017-18 school year, applicants are required to submit, with a teacher’s signature, an original piece of artwork on paper or canvas from mediums, including water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink or oil. Digital art and photography do not qualify.
The first-place winner from each local auxiliary advances to a district competition, and district winners advance to a state competition. State winners compete for a share of $21,000 in national awards, and a national first place winner is awarded a $10,000 scholarship and featured in VFW Auxiliary Magazine and on the VFW Auxiliary website.
Applications must be submitted to the Durango VFW, 1550 Main Ave., by the March 31 deadline.
For more information, email Suzanne Alsum at email@example.com.
For applications and a list of 2017 winners, visit http://bit.ly/2j5BCfC.