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.
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:
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.