2017 Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
Eighth Place
$500 Lorraine Frier Department of North Dakota Scholarship

Campbell Anderson
12th Grade
Provide for the Common Defense

Media: Colored Pencil, Graphite Pencil, Pencil, Pastel, Goldleaf and Silverleaf
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 5404, Auburn, Alabama
Department of Alabama

“It takes courage, heart, strength, and above all, patriotism to serve one’s country. I created this artwork to thank our armed forces for protecting our beautiful nation. The song “America the Beautiful” inspired me to add purple mountains and spacious skies in the background. And there is no better symbol to represent America than the Constitution which is written in between the illustrated scenes. I believe that we live in a country that has an undying appreciation for those who serve and protect, so I felt I must draw the very nature of what makes our nation beautiful. From a soldier carrying a wounded one of his own on his shoulders to the courageous men raising the American Flag at Iwo Jima to a soldier saluting a fallen brother; that is what patriotism and sacrifice mean to me.” – Campbell Anderson