Patriot's Pen Essay Contest

Patriot's Pen essay contest for 6th-8th graders
Posted on 09/12/2023
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The VFW’s annual Patriot's Pen youth scholarship contest is now open.

This year’s Patriot’s Pen theme asks students to reflect and expand on “How are you inspired by America?”.

Entries for the Patriot’s Pen essay competition must be received by Janice Clarke, Attales secretary, no later than Thursday, Oct. 26. Essays must be accompanied by a completed entry form (see below) to be eligible to win.

This contest is hosted locally by the  Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Absecon Memorial Post 9462, 433 White Horse Pike, Absecon, NJ 08201, and is open to eligible 6th, 7th and 8th Grade students.

National winners will receive at least $500, and the first-place national award is $5,000.

Dedicated to encouraging a better understanding and appreciation of America, the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen essay competition helps foster patriotism among today’s youth.

Click the links for the complete rules and to download the entry form

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