Patriot’s Pen

Patriot’s Pen Youth Essay Competition

The VFW’s “Patriot’s Pen” Essay Competition is an annual nationwide essay completion for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, with U.S. Savings Bonds as prizes.  The student must write a 300-400 work essay on an annual patriotic theme.
Over one million dollars in savings bonds and awards will be given during the contest year.
The first place national winner receives a $10,000 Savings Bond and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

The first place State of Alaska winner receives a $250 check, second place winner receives a $150 check and third place winner receives a $100 check.
If you do not take the Patriot’s Pen Program to every school in the State of Alaska, we are not affording all the youth of this state the opportunity to participate in one of the best scholarship programs available.

All Posts should be actively involved in judging
their Patriot’s Pen entries.

For guidance on entry scoring, click here.

Deadline for submissions to your Department Chairman is December 1, 2018

All entries should be sent to the following:
VFW HQ
ATTN:  Patriot’s Pen Chairman
500 E Park Avenue
Wasilla, AK  99654
The Post Commander will be notified via email when their entry is received.

Check sheet for submitting a complete package to the Department Chairman