Open To All Veterans Of Foreign Conflicts

Patriot’s Pen Rules and Eligibility

2023-2024 Theme: “How are you inspired by America?”

Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2023

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

What is the Patriot’s Pen Program?

Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme.
We invite you to join the more than 73,000 students who participated last year in this contest.