2017 Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
First Place
$10,000 Scholarship

Bayleigh Wynkoop
11th Grade
Old Glory
Media: Micron Ink Pen
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 4671, Wray, Colorado
Department of Colorado

“Slowly the Marine veteran rises to salute Old Glory. His eyes have seen the horrors of war and his hands have fought many battles to secure our freedom. In this piece, I wish to honor the men and women who have sacrificed so much, so willingly for our country. If you look closely at the image you will find countless dots. Just as each of these dots plays a vital role in the construction of this image, every man and woman in uniform makes our nation the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave.'” – Bayleigh Wynkoop