Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. The national winners will receive at least $500. The first-place national award is currently $5,000 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the winner and a parent or guardian.
 Patriot's Pen 2018-2019 Brochure