Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary to sponsor Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Every week, the community sees student artists spotlighted in the Waushara Argus. These are students are from Tri-County Area Schools in Plainfield and Wautoma High School. There are also lots of talented students who do not get their work published. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary has a Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest and would like to encourage all of these students to participate.

Two dimensional art has always been the focus of this contest. These pieces must be on canvas or paper. Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, and more may be used. New this year is the addition of three-dimensional art. These art pieces can be paper, papier-mâché, pottery, clay, metal work, and other three-definitional forms. Digital art, photography, and jewelry are not accepted. The entry must have been done during the current school year – note that you must have your teacher’s or supervisory adult’s signature. Please be aware that there are several specific requirements for size and display.


Also new this year, are bigger prizes. The first place national scholarship is $15,000. Prizes are paid for the top eight in the nation. Local and state awards will also be given.

This scholarship opport-unity is open to high school students—including home schooled students—who are a maximum of 18-years-old at the time of entry. They must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National. The local deadline is Sunday, March 31.


Contest rules and applications are available at school, online at the VFW Auxiliary website, or by contacting an auxiliary member. You may also contact Susan Zouski at 715-335-6900 or