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VFW Auxiliary hosts third annual Summer Patriotic Art Poster Contest

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Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary to Post 7016 is excited to announce the kick-off of their third annual Summer Patriotic Art Poster Contest. Children ages 4-15 have the opportunity to compete for prize money in four age categories: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15. The winner in each age group will receive $25.
This poster contest is a local follow-up to the National VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Scholarship Contest for students in grades 9-12. The Summer Patriotic Art Poster Contest is an opportunity for those who are not eligible for the national program to showcase their talent and patriotism. This year’s winners from the local Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest will serve as judges for this contest.
Participants must use one of the following themes; all depictions of the American flag must be authentic:
Age 4-6 – Pre-printed coloring pages will be available for pick up at Atmore City Hall or text name and address to (251) 359-0768 by June 21, 2019 and a copy will be mailed to you.
Ages 7-15 – Proud to Be An American. Design is up to the artist. Proud to Be An American must be prominent in the design. Please do not use an individual’s name in design of the poster.
Participants must submit an original piece of artwork on poster paper. Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, crayon, or pen-and-ink may be used. Embellishments such as glitter, stickers, etc. may be used but should not be the main concept of the poster. Digital art is not accepted.
The required 11 x 14 poster paper can easily be found at Walmart or other local stores. Coloring pages, registration forms, and rules and regulations are available for pick up at city hall during regular business hours. If you cannot make it to city hall during regular hours, the information can be emailed to you. Contact atmorevfwaux@gmail for information.
Posters shall be submitted to the Auxiliary on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from noon until 4 p.m. at city hall. This is a submission date only; no judging will take place on this day and no prize money will be awarded on this date.
The winner in each age group will be notified by the Auxiliary. Winners will meet at Atmore City Hall on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. Prize money will be awarded at that time and photos will be taken for publication in local newspapers. All winning posters will be on display in the lobby of City Hall from July 16, 2019 through August 31, 2019. After August 31, 2019, all posters will be distributed to veteran facilities throughout the state and to active duty servicemen and women.
Please contact Auxiliary President Gayle Johnson (251) 359-0768 or for more information.
About the VFW Auxiliary
Established 1914, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary set out to serve the veterans of this country and communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations and members are the relatives of those who have served in overseas combat. There are nearly 465,000 members nationwide who volunteer millions of hours and fundraise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans, military service personnel, and their families.
Through national programs, members assist the VFW in passing or blocking legislation that impacts veterans and their families, provide nearly a million volunteer hours in the VA medical system, conduct patriotic programs with thousands of students and offer hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for the nation’s youth. Learn more at