Greetings Post Members, Community Residents, Family and Friends!!!!!!
VFW Post 6700 is now accepting entry forms for the 2019-2020 Patriots Pen essay contest. Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives
students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual
patriotic theme. We invite you to join the more than 120,000 students who
participated last year in this contest. The national winners will receive at least
$500. The first-place national award is currently $5,000 plus an all-expense paid
trip to Washington, D.C., for the winner and a parent or guardian.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has again
approved this contest for its National Advisory List of Contests and Activities.
National awards total: $55,000
Prizes include the various amounts listed below:
1st: $5,000 7th: $1,750
2nd: $4,000 8-10th: $1,500
3rd: $3,500 11-12th: $1,250
4th: $2,750 13-23rd: $1,000
5th: $2,500 24-25th: $750
6th: $2,000 26-53rd: $500
The Internal Revenue Service requires that any recipient that receives more
than a $599 award should receive a Form 1099 identifying the proceeds as
taxable. This may require the winner to provide their social security number.
All entries begin at the Post level. The only exception is where schools/classes/
youth groups have large numbers of students and wish to conduct their own
competition, submitting one winner for each 15 students to the local VFW Post
competition. Individual students may submit their entry directly to the Post.
This participating Post should be within your local area and within your U.S.
state of residence.
The contest consists of four levels. The first level (entry) is sponsored by local
VFW Posts. Post winners advance, one for every 15 entries, to the VFW District
(regional) level where the one first-place winner is advanced to the VFW
Department (state) level. The one first-place winner at the Department level is
then advanced into the VFW national competition. The winner from each
Department (state) then competes for the national prizes.
Clink on the link below for further information and entry forms. All forms must be submitted to VFW Post 6700.