Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives middle school students (6th, 7th, or 8th grade) an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. We invite you to join the more than 120,000 students who participated last year in this contest. 

2020 - 2021 Theme
"What is Patriotism to Me?"
Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2020
 Patriotic Essay Writing Competition Grand Prize: $5,000 Award