Annual Poster and Essay Contest

Grand Prize Poster Winner
Alina Prots, Lister Elementary School, Tacoma, WA

Winners travel to Washington, DC, to Receive Award on Veterans Day

Poster Category Winner 1st–2nd Grade
Liliya Prots, Lister Elementary School, Tacoma, WA

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) proudly announces the winners of its 10th annual Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest: Alina Prots, of Tacoma, WA, is the grand prize winner in the poster category, and Alexia Leggin of Chicago, IL, is the grand prize winner in the essay category.

Prots is a fourth-grade student at Lister Elementary School in Tacoma and Leggin is an eighth-grade student at St. Angela School in Chicago. As part of their prize, Paralyzed Veterans hosts the students and a family member or guardian in Washington, DC, for Veterans Day, where they will attend the Veterans Day National Ceremony at Arlington Cemetery and receive their awards later that day at PVA’s annual Veterans Day reception.

“We congratulate Alina and Alexia for their thoughtful and creative winning poster and essay entries,” said Bill Lawson, PVA national president. “We received more than 500 entries this year, but these two winners entries truly stood out and captured what it means to care for our nation’s veterans.”

PVA launched the nationwide contest 10 years ago as a way to actively involve the nation’s youth in celebration of Veterans Day and to promote greater awareness of America’s 26 million veterans and the sacrifices they have made to ensure the freedoms we enjoy daily.

To learn more about the contest and view this year’s winning entries, visit: Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest. To read Alexia's essay, visit here.


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