The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest is now open to students in grades 9 through 12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States. Students must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.  Students do not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to enter, but they must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary. 

National winners of previous contests may not compete in future Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contests.

Submissions may be two-dimensional art or three-dimensional art such as pottery, metalwork, fabric, wood and other creative mediums. 

All rules and submission requirements are listed in the entry applications. Student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Auxiliary by Tuesday, March 31. 

For a contest application, contact a local VFW Auxiliary, the Bridgeville Public Library. The Rev. Dr. Michaele Russell, Department of Delaware VFW Auxiliary Scholarships chairwoman, will send one upon request. She can be contacted at 349-4220.