A contest for kids:
The VFW National programs
and local Posts in Kingston, Bremerton, Silverdale, and Port Orchard are
interested in providing opportunities to students in high, junior high, and
elementary schools to compete for up to $30,000 as a grand prize for Voice of
Democracy Audio Essay, up to $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond for Patriot's Pen Essay,
and teachers in grades k-5, 6 through 8, and 9 through 12 each have a chance at
$1000 prize to school and $1000 to the recommended teacher. In addition to the
grand prizes, there will be all expense paid trips to Washington, D.C. for each
state winner in each category.
The Voice of Democracy (VOD)
is designed for students in grades 9 through 12. Patriot's Pen is intended for
students in grades 6 through 8, and Youth Essay contestants writing on the
theme: "My Thanks to America's Armed Forces" may be entered by students in
grades 5 and below.
application deadline for these competitions is Nov. 1, 2008.
Additional details and
application forms are available at: http://www.vfw.org
(click on "Programs").
Home schooled students are
also eligible. Additionally those desiring to enter the VOD contest, but are
hearing or speech impaired may contact National Headquarters VFW at
For additional information,
9981 Central Valley