Auxiliary kicks off annual patriotic art contest

Red Bud VFW Auxiliary 6632 is excited to announce the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest.

The contest is open to local students in grades 9-12, including those that are home schooled, not older than 18 years of age at time of the entry and are a U.S. citizen or a U.S. National. Local students have the opportunity to compete for $31,000 in national scholarships.

Students must submit an original two- or three-dimensional piece of artwork. Digital art, photography and jewelry are not accepted. The entry must have been completed during the current 2019-2020 school year and the application must include a teacher or supervising adult’s signature. Two-dimensional art must be on canvas or paper. Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen, ink, oil, marker or other media taught may be used. Three dimensional art can be paper, papier-mâché, pottery, clay, metal work, fabric. Pieces should be no larger than 18 inches in any direction and cannot be more than five pounds in weight.

For more information, please see this week’s print edition.