Miami Valley

VFW Post 3809 

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Creative Patriotic Award Scholarship Rules

Art must be on paper or canvas. Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink, or oil may be used. Digital art is not accepted. Do not frame! Submit canvas entries on stretcher frames. Other entries must be matted on white. Do not use other color mats. In matting, use heavy paper to reinforce back. Mounted and floating mats may also be used.


The art should be no smaller than 8" x 10" but no larger than 18" x 24", not including mat.

  • Be sure to complete entry form and attach to back of entry.
  • Note that you must be sponsored by a Ladies Auxiliary or a foreign-based Ladies Auxiliary or Post.


Package art so that it can be mailed without being damaged. If you use the American Flag in your entry, it must conform to the Federal Flag Code as far as color, number of stars and stripes, and other pertinent rules of the code.


Entry must have been done during the current school year—note that you must have your teacher’s signature. Each student may submit only one entry.


Each entry will be judged on the originality of concept, presentation, and patriotism expressed; the content of how it relates to patriotism and clarity of ideas; the design technique; total impact of work; and uniqueness.