2013 essay contest winning poster by Alina Prots, Lister Elementary School, Tacoma, WA.
Paralyzed Veterans of America's 11th Annual National Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest
This Veterans Day, children across the country can express their thanks to our nation’s millions of veterans by entering the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) 11th annual National Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest. Entries must be received and/or postmarked by October 3, 2014.
This year’s contest theme is “What Can I Learn From A Veteran?” Using their own words, images, and creativity, children can share what they feel they can learn from a veteran.
Children can draw from their personal experiences with a veteran from their family or community, or from lessons learned in school, stories they have read about in books or newspapers to help them understand and grasp what they can learn from a veteran. Children are encouraged to explore the service and sacrifice that veterans have made but also understand that these experiences are not necessarily limited to military service and can also include veterans who have continued to serve their communities as a teacher, coach, first responder, mentor, volunteer, etc. Entrants should not depict a historical review of Veterans Day but focus more on what they believe they can learn from our nation’s veterans.
This year’s competition is open to students in grades 1–8. The poster contest is open to students in grades 1–4, and the essay contest is open to students in grades 5–8.
To learn more about the Paralyzed Veterans of America National Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest, please see below:
Entries must be received and/or postmarked by October 3, 2014.