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VFW Auxiliary to host two art contests

The VFW Auxiliary will host two upcoming art contests: “Illustrating America” and “Young America Patriotic Art.”  

These are art contests that encourage students to show and highlight their ideas about America.

“Illustrating America” is open to all students in Massachusetts, including home-schooled students, in grades one through eight. It will be judged on patriotic themes and technique. This contest will consist of three grade divisions: first through second; third through fifth; and sixth through eighth. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded in each of the three grade divisions as follows: First place, $75; second place, $50; third place, $25. Entries must be received by Kathy Young, local VFW Auxiliary president, by March 31.

Art must be 2D, on canvas or paper, done in watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen, ink, oil, marker or other media may be used. Submit canvas entries on stretcher frames or canvas boards. Other entries must be matted on white or reinforced with heavy paper. The art should be no smaller than 8-inches-by-10-inches but no larger than 18-inches-by-24-inches, not including mat. Coloring sheets, digital art and photography are not accepted.