2022-2023 Americanism Contest
This is a patriotic program teaching our youth from kindergarten through 12th grade about their American heritage, civics, and citizenship. The program includes a flag drawing, a poster and an essay contest which are grade specific and age appropriate.
There are links below for each contest:
K-1st Grade--Flag Coloring Contest
2nd-5th Grade--Poster Contest
6th-12th Grade--Essay Contest
The links below are for complete packets for the contest:
Complete packet for Tacoma School District
Complete packet for all other schools
The deadline for this contest must be postmarked by April 15, 2023.
All entries will be judges at AMVETS Post 1 and AMVETS Department of Washington. AMVETS Department will forward all of the first place winners of each category to the National Level by July 1st. At the AMVETS National Convention in August, the AMVETS National will then choose their 1st and 2nd place winner in each category coming from all the participants in the United States. For those 9th and 10th graders who participate and are 1st place winners at the AMVETS National level, will win an all expense paid trip to "Freedoms Foundation" in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: for the Spirit of America Youth leadership seminar, which takes place every year on the first Thursday in November through the following Sunday (4 days).
Please mail your completed Flag, Poster or Essay Contest entry along with the Contest Entry Form to:
AMVETS Department of Washington
ATTN: Taryn Hopey, Department 2nd Vice Commander
5717 S. Tyler St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
Please call Taryn at (253) 579-5638 if you have any questions.