Download 2020-21 Americanism Contest Packet

Americanism Forms 2020-21 Revised
What is the AMVETS Amer­i­can­ism Pro­gram?

It is a patri­otic pro­gram the orga­ni­za­tion offers schools and youth orga­ni­za­tions as a resource for teach­ing chil­dren in kinder­garten through 12th grade about their Amer­i­can her­itage, civics and citizenship. The pro­gram includes flag draw­ing, poster and essay con­tests that are grade spe­cific and age appro­pri­ate. AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Aux­il­iary spon­sor a series of con­tests at the local and state level wherein chil­dren design flags or posters and write essays. The win­ners at the local level progress to the state con­tests and the state win­ners are then entered into the National competition.

Who is eli­gi­ble?

All school age chil­dren, K-12. They may attend pub­lic, pri­vate, parochial schools or may be home schooled. Par­tic­i­pants may also come through any youth group such as Scout­ing or from Church Sun­day schools.
Stu­dents in kindergarten–1st grade can enter the Flag Draw­ing con­test
Stu­dents in 2nd–5th grades can enter the Poster con­test
Stu­dents in 6th–12th grades can enter the Essay Writ­ing contest

How does a child or young adult par­tic­i­pate?

Teach­ers or youth group lead­ers hope­fully will take the ini­tia­tive to involve their stu­dents. The pro­gram addresses learn­ing stan­dards in civics and presents excel­lent top­ics for writ­ing and art assign­ments, which teach­ers can incor­po­rate into their classes.Teachers may also con­tact a local AMVETS post or depart­ment to invite vet­er­ans to visit their classes. Stu­dents whose teach­ers or schools are not par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pro­gram can still enter the con­test spe­cific to their grade as a take-home or after-school project. Par­ents may con­tact a local AMVETS post or depart­ment, on behalf of their chil­dren, to sub­mit entries or con­tact the AMVETS National Pro­grams Depart­ment at 301–683-4031.

How do I enter?

Entry forms (Word Doc) with con­test rules, includ­ing the “themes” can be down­loaded by click­ing on the link at the top of the page:



AMVETS Mission Statement

To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.

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