Patriot's Pen      

The VFW  enacted the Patriot's Pen youth essay competition in 1995 as a way to encourage young minds to examine America's history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, while improving their writing skills.

The Patriot's Pen contest is a worldwide provides 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students the opportunity to express their opinion on a  patriotic theme and improve their writing skills while they complete for worthwhile awards and prizes.   Award can be given at the local, district, and department levels.  The department winners complete for $55,000 in awards at the National level.  Read the rules and eligibility requirement and download the 2020-21 entry form application.


The 2020-21 Patriot's Pen them is:


What is Patriotism to Me?

You may watch both the VOD and PP winners deliver their message

Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen Chairman's Manual

Patriot's Pen Rules and Eligibility

Patriot's Pen Entry Form

Patriot's Pen Score Sheet

Patriot's Pen VFW Store

For Donations:If your Post or District does not have any entries, you can donate to qualify for All-State and All-American.