Young American
Creative Patriotic Art 2020
Deadline March 31, 2021
Rules and Information
Entry Form and Brochure

CONTEST ELIGIBILITY: 

  • Students in grades 9-12 by the March 31 deadline who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools.

  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.

  • Student does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.

  • Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over, GED and adult education students, or national winners of previous Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contests are ineligible.

National Anthem

Singing Contest 

Deadline March 31, 2021

Rules, information and entry form

CONTEST ELIGIBILITY

• Open to youth ages six to16 years at the time of local entry.

• Contestant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.

• Contestant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but must live or attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.

Illustrating America

Deadline March 31, 2021

Rules, information and entry form

 

CONTEST ELIGIBILITY

• Open to all students in grades 1-8 who are enrolled in a public, private, parochial or home study program in the United States.

• Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.

• Does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.

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Phone(717) 848-1056

WEB ADDRESS

DISPLAYING THE FLAG

 

On Same Staff 
U.S. flag at peak, above any other flag. 

Grouped 
U.S. flag goes to its own right. Flags of other nations are flown at same height. 

Marching 
U.S. flag to marchers right (observer's left). 

On Speaker's Platform
When displayed with a speaker's platform, it must be above and behind the speaker. If mounted on a staff it is on the speaker's right. 

Decoration
Never use the flag for decoration. Use bunting with the blue on top, then white, then red. 

Salute
All persons present in uniform should render the military salute. Members of the armed forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute. All other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, or if applicable, remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. 

Over a Street 

Union (stars) face north or east depending on the direction of the street. 

Half Staff
On special days, the flag may be flown at half-staff. On Memorial Day it is flown at half-staff until noon and then raised. 

 

Special Rules
Do not let the flag touch the ground. 
Do not fly flag upside down unless there is an emergency. 
Do not carry the flag flat, or carry things in it. 
Do not use the flag as clothing. 
Do not store the flag where it can get dirty. 
Do not use it as a cover. 
Do not fasten it or tie it back. Always allow it to fall free. 
Do not draw on, or otherwise mark the flag. 

Illumination Guidelines
Per Federal Flag Code, Section 2, paragraph (a), it is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.