The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary is proud to present the national winners of the 2019-2020 Illustrating America art contest. This is the first year for the patriotic art contest for elementary and middle/junior high school students. The contest consists of three grade divisions: 1-2, 3-5 and 6-8, with national awards for first, second and third place in each grade division.

Learn more about the contest and download an application to enter the 2020-2021 contest.

Grade Division K-2
First Place

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First place: $100 Visa gift card
Department of Wisconsin
Addison Nelson | Age 8
2nd Grade
Media: Watercolor
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 1638
Merrill, Wisconsin

Grade Division 3-5
First Place

First place: $100 Visa gift card
Department of Louisiana
Mattie Smith | Age 9
3rd Grade
Media: Pencil and Crayon
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 4759
Starks, Louisiana

Grade Division 6-8
First Place

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First place: $100 Visa gift card
Department of Virginia
Pearl Anderson | Age 12
6th Grade
Media: Markers
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 9660
Broadway, Virginia

Grade Division K-2
Second Place

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Second Place: $50 Visa gift card
Department of Georgia
Josiah  Washington | Age 7
1st Grade
Media: Paint
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 6445
Harlem, Georgia

Grade Division 3-5
Second Place

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Second Place: $50 Visa gift card
Department of Michigan
Sophie Hall | Age 10
4th Grade
Media: Acrylic Paint
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 3256
White Lake, Michigan

Grade Division 6-8
Second Place

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Second Place: $50 Visa gift card
Department of Washington
Mary Payton Crosby | Age 12
6th Grade
Media: Colored Pencil
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 5056
Sedro Valley, Washington

Grade Division K-2
Third Place

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Third Place: $25 Visa gift card
Department of Louisiana
Gracelynn Keating | Age 6
Kindergarten
Media: Paint
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 8720
Abita Springs, Louisiana

Grade Division 3-5
Third Place

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Third Place: $25 Visa gift card
Department of Vermont
Riley Potvin | Age 10
4th Grade
Media: Acrylic Paint
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 793
St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Grade Division 6-8
Third Place

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Third Place: $25 Visa gift card
Department of Maryland
Joseph Mertaugh | Age 12
6th Grade
Media: Color Pencils, Paint Markers and Green Paper
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 5118
Easton, Maryland