PATRIOTS PEN

2021 - 2022 Theme
"How can I be a good American?”

The 2021 Student Entry Deadline is October 31, 2021,
Click below to download the rules & eligibility and the Student Entry Form

Rules & Eligibility:

Student Entry Form:

Patriotic Essay Writing Competition Grand Prize: $5,000 Award



WI VFW INVESTS OVER $70,000 IN PATRIOTIC YOUTH ESSAY PROGRAMS!
2020-2021 Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy District Totals chart

MORE THAN 7,500 STUDENTS COMPETE FOR AWARDS, HONORS AND SCHOLARSHIPS!

 2020 WI Patriots Pen Winners chart

Eavie Heffernan photoThe VFW's commitment to encouraging patriotic values is a long-established tradition. It also creates valuable stepping-stones to success for competing students. Shown here, Patriot's Pen Wisconsin 2020 winner, Eavie Heffernan is shown.
 
State Commander Jason Johns congratulates all our many participants and encourages all to enter next year's competition as well. He also thanks all participating Posts and Districts for their enthusiastic support of this core Program.