2023-2024 Theme: “What are the greatest attributes of our Democracy?”
Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2023
Patriotic Audio Essay Competition Grand Prize: $35,000 Award
What is the Voice of Democracy Program?
Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 27,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, “What are the greatest attributes of our Democracy?”