$15,000 Art Scholarship Opportunity for students in 9, 10, 11 & 12 grades!

The imperial Beach VFW auxiliary is participating in the National Young American Patriotic Art contest. All students in high school grades nine through 12, including homeschooled students, are invited to submit an entry.

All art work should be patriotic in nature. If an American flag is part of the art, it needs to look like the American flag... no distortion. Please see the application for further detailed rules. All artwork should show patriotism.

The national prizes are impressive: $15,000 for first place; $7500 for second-place; $3500 for third-place; $1500 for fourth place and $500 for fifth place. Winners at our local Imperial Beach level will receive $50 and will then advance to the district level.

All entries must be submitted by March 31, 2021 to 942 Grove Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932. This is a residential home.

This year students may submit a two dimensional piece or a three dimensional art piece. The two dimensional artwork must be submitted on paper or canvas. Paper entries must be matted in white. Canvas art work may be submitted on stretcher frame or canvas board. Watercolors, pencils, pastels, charcoal, Tempera, acrylic, pen and ink, markers, or oils may be used. Please do not frame.

The three-dimensional art can be paper, papier-mâché, pottery, clay, metal work, etc. Size can be no smaller than 8 inches in any direction and no larger than 24 inches in any direction. The art cannot be more than 5 pounds in weight. Digital art, photography, or jewelry are not accepted.

Please text 619-850-8687 for application information. All entries with a completed application should be put in a large Manila envelope or package so it can be mailed without being damaged to or dropped off at 942 Grove Avenue, Imperial Beach. Please text 619-850-8687 to make arrangements to drop off the artwork. The deadline is March 31, 2021 .

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