VFW Patriot Pen Essay Contest

2023 Theme is “My Pledge to Our Veterans”


What is the Patriot’s Pen Program?

Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay
the competition gives students an opportunity to write essays
expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme.
We invite you to join the more than 84,000 students who
participated last year in this contest.

Why Should I Enter?

Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, State
and national levels. Department (State) winners receive a portion of
$55,000 in national awards. National Winners will receive at least
$500. The first-place national award is currently $5,000.
The Internal Revenue Service requires a recipient awarded more
than $599 to be given Form 1099 identifying the proceeds as taxable
income. This may require the winner to provide their social
security number.

For details go to: https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Patriots-Pen-Entry-Form-Fillable.pdf?v=1&d=20220408T154335Z&la=en

Patriots Pen Entry Form Fillable