Voice of Democracy Contest


American FlagAre you a 9th through 12th grade student?

Could you use a scholarship of up to $30,000 from the Veterans of Foreign Wars?

The Voice of Democracy Contest is an Audio Essay contest that gives the students who are enrolled in the 9th through 12th grade in a public, private or parochial school, or home study program, (excluding foreign exchange students, students older than 19 years, and former State Voice of Democracy winners) the opportunity to express their opinion in a three to five minute audio (cassette tape or CD) on the theme,

‘Is There Pride In Serving In Our Military?’.

The first place winner at the local level (Livingston VFW) will be awarded $100, a ‘Liberty Jacket’ and a certificate: Second Place $75.00 and a Certificate, Third Place, $50.00 and a Certificate. All entries receive a Certificate of Participation.

From the local level the winners will move on to District, State and then National, and there are prizes at each level.

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000- $16,000 and the first-place winner from each (State) VFW Department wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Essay and entry forms are due to the Post Commander, Denis Wells, no later than November 1, 2011.

Complete rules and entry forms can be obtained from Denis or Sue Wells at 394-2059 or at www.vfw.org.


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