Voice of Democracy
September 2019: Now is the time for students in grades 9 - 12 to compete in the annual VFW Voice of Democracy competition. There are $154,000 in prizes to be given away by the national Veterans of Foreign Wars. The national first place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship. State scholarships range from $1000 to $6000.
The theme this year is, "What Makes America Great." Put a text file and a recorded voice file on disc or thumb drive along with a photo. Include a completed entry form, which is available for download on this page.
Drop off entries at the Brainerd VFW, 309 South 6th Street, Brainerd, MN. The hours are noon to 10 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sunday. Deadline for submission is October 31, 2019.
The local Brainerd VFW contact is Mark Persons, 218-829-1326 firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in grades 6 - 8 can compete in the Patriot's Pen competition.