Public Awards

Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy



The Patriot’s Pen theme for this year is:

“What is Patriotism to Me?”


The Voice of Democracy theme for this year is:

“Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?”


The submission deadline for Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy is 31 October 2020. If you need applications for these please contact  the Voice of Dem. / Patriot’s Pen Chairman at VFW Post 27. Click on the  Direction to Post 27 to find us here in Wiesbaden. Or write to the  Patriot’s Pen Chairman below.

Contact Details:

VFW Post 27

 ATTN: Patriot’s Pen Chairman

CMR 467 Box 70000

APO, AE 09096

If you would like to download the forms for yourself, please click on the appropriate link:

Patriot’s Pen

Voice of Democracy


VFW Kicks Off Annual Youth Scholarship Competitions

More than $3 million in scholarships and awards are presented each year

 April 28, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is now accepting entries for its  2020-21 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship  competitions. The announcement comes just weeks after the VFW’s 2020  Legislative Conference concluded in Washington, D.C., where the top  national winners of both contests were recognized.

Dedicated to encouraging a better understanding and appreciation of America, the VFW’s Voice of Democracy  and Patriot’s Pen essay competitions help foster patriotism among  today’s youth. The programs also promote friendly competition and reward success with more than $3 million in scholarships.

The Voice of Democracy audio-essay  competition, with the theme “Is This the Country the Founders  Envisioned?” is open to all students in grades 9-12. Each state winner  competes for the top national $30,000 scholarship prize. More than  51,000 students competed in last year’s competition. (Name Omiitted),  sponsored by VFW Post 1581 in Omaha, Nebraska, was the 2020 national  Voice of Democracy winner.

Students in grades 6-8 can compete  in the Patriot’s Pen competition by answering this year’s theme, “What  is Patriotism to Me?” Entrants vie for the top award of $5,000. (Name Omitted), sponsored by VFW Post 334 in Lake Orion, Michigan, took home the  2020 Patriot’s Pen first place prize among more than 138,000 student  entries.

Student entries, accompanied with a  completed entry form, must be submitted to a local participating VFW  Post. The deadline for both contests is Oct. 31, 2020.

The following link will bring you further on the VFW.ORG website pertaining this topic.

                                                                 Youth Scholarships



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