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Virginia War Memorial Announces WWI Student Art Contest
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Feb 20, 2017, 15:21

The Virginia War Memorial is inviting student artists from across the Commonwealth to enter its first annual art contest.
The contest is open to all middle and high school public, private and homeschooled students living in Virginia.
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry in the First World War. To highlight this anniversary, the theme of the artwork submitted will be “How do you see the legacy of World War I in the world around you today?”
The Virginia War Memorial is partnering with the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission for the contest. Entries chosen as finalists will be displayed at Virginia’s World War I Memorial, the Carillon in Richmond, on April 6, 2017 during the Commonwealth’s Commemoration Ceremony of America entering World War I.
First place winners in the middle school and high school categories will receive a cash prize of $200 each and first runners-up will receive $50 each. All finalists and their families will be invited to the April 6 ceremony and to an award ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial.
For complete rules of the contest and a registration form, students should visit www.vawarmemorial.org/wwiart or contact the Virginia War Memorial’s Assistant Director of Education Morgan Guyer at morgan.guyer@dvs.virginia.gov or 804.786.9700. All entries must be received by 11:59 on March 10, 2017.
The mission of the Virginia War Memorial is to Honor Veterans, Preserve History, Educate Youth and Inspire Patriotism in All. Dedicated in 1956, the Memorial includes the names of the nearly 12,000 Virginia heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and the Global War on Terrorism. The Virginia War Memorial is a division of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and serves as an integral part of its mission in support of all Virginians who served in our military forces. Please visit www.vawarmemorial.org or Facebook/virginiawarmemorial.
The Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission was created by the Virginia General Assembly during its 2016 Session by expanding the existing World War II 75th Anniversary Commission to include programs and observances marking the 100th anniversary of World War I. Over the next four years, the Commission will carry out programs to recognize the 75th anniversary of World War II and the 100th anniversary of World War I, which begins in April 2017. For more information on the Commission and its projects, visit www.VirginiaWorldWarI.org and www.VirginiaWorldWarII.org.
Founded in 2000, The Virginia War Memorial Foundation (VWMF) is the non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation dedicated to the financial support of all of the educational outreach, patriotic programs, historical exhibits and documentary films of the Virginia War Memorial. Donations to the Foundation from individuals, corporations, military and veterans groups and other organizations may be tax-deductible and are encouraged and appreciated. For more information or to donate online, please visit www.vawarmemorial.org.

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