The following important rules apply to the three VFW Sponsored Essay Contests: 1. The students name, city or school can not be written in the Essay. The students name must be unknown to the Essay Judges. 2. All contest data must be submitted to the VFW Representative by November 1, 2012. 3. All written Essays or CD or Cassette Tapes data must be reviewed and judged and the results submitted to the next higher contest level, VFW District 2, by November 15, 2012. 4. The Vashon VFW Post will have an Essay Awards and Desert Banquet prior to the VFW District 2 Essay Awards and Ice Cream Social in January 2013. 5. The Vashon VFW Post 2826 will award a certificate to all the students that participated in the VFW Sponsored Contest. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner from all the Vashon participating students in each class from the 3rd through the 8th Grades will receive framed certificates and cash and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from all the high School Grades will receive framed certificates and cash. 6. The 1st Place winner in each grade from 3rd through 8th grade and the 1st Place winner from all the High School Grades will be submitted to VFW District 2 for their evaluation. We could possibly forward 7 students Essay/Cassette or CD to District 2. Only the students receiving 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Awards will be invited to their Awards and Ice Cream Social. The invited student and family, friends, teachers and administrators are also invited to this special event.
VFW's National citizenship education teacher awards include 1,000 cash award vfw Essay Writing Contest for professional development to each of the top K-5, 6-8. 9-12 teachers 1,000 award for each winning teacher's school Plaques for both the winning teacher and school. Other national scholarships range from 1,000- vfw Essay Writing Contest 16,000 and the first-place winner from each (State) VFW Department wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Patriots Pen Theme, what Freedom Means to Me 1st Place nd Place rd Place 20.
VFW Essay Contest - West Babylon Junior High School
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) sponsor the unknown Patriot Pen Essay Scholarship Contest every year. The Patriot Pen is a written essay scholarship contest. The competition for these VFW essay scholarship contest are impressive. This is aimed at the elementary age and educational groups. Lets examine this VFW contest a little closer so that we may obtain an understanding to its origin, purpose and legacy.