The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary is proud to present the national winners of the 2020-2021 Illustrating America art contest. This is the second year for the patriotic art contest for elementary and middle/junior high school students. The contest consists of three grade divisions: K-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 2021-2022 contest.

Grade Division K-2
First Place

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First place: $100 Visa gift card
Department of Ohio
Gracie Peterson | 2nd Grade
Media: Marker Pens, Paint and Stickers
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 2898
Toledo, Ohio

Grade Division 3-5
First Place

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First place: $100 Visa gift card
Department of Arizona
Fayfay He | 5th Grade
Media: Acrylic
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 7968
Apache Junction, Arizona

Grade Division 6-8
First Place

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First place: $100 Visa gift card
Department of South Carolina
Saige Patterson | 8th Grade
Media: Watercolor, Colored Pencil and White Gel Pen
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 10624
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Grade Division K-2
Second Place

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Second Place: $50 Visa gift card
Department of Minnesota
Clara Dulon | 2nd Grade
Media: Acrylic Paint and Glitter
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 1782
White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Grade Division 3-5
Second Place

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Second Place: $50 Visa gift card
Department of Oklahoma
Alexis Erwin | 5th Grade
Media: Acrylic Paint and Chalk
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 3085
Hartshorne, Oklahoma

Grade Division 6-8
Second Place

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Second Place: $50 Visa gift card
Department of Arizona
Sophia Lin | 8th Grade
Media: Acrylic Paint
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 12043
Maricopa, Arizona

Grade Division K-2
Third Place

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Third Place: $25 Visa gift card
Department of Maine
Fiona Grindahl | 1st Grade
Media: Watercolor
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 5723
Jackman, Maine

Grade Division 3-5
Third Place

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Third Place: $25 Visa gift card
Department of Maine
Astrid Grindahl | 3rd Grade
Media: Watercolor
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 5723
Jackman, Maine

Grade Division 6-8
Third Place

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Third Place: $25 Visa gift card
Department of Texas
Yincheng Qian | 8th Grade
Media: Alcohol Markers
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 10454
Grapevine, Texas