Nationally sponsored by GEICO Military, the annual Armed Services YMCA Art & Essay Contest gives military children a voice. It also serves as reminder of the sacrifices military children, service members and their families make for our country.
The annual contest opens each November for Military Family Month, and winners are announced in April in honor of the Month of the Military Child. Entries may be submitted from military children living in the U.S. and abroad.
The art contest promotes art among military children in grades 1–6 of active duty or retired (with 20+ years of service) members of the Armed Services and National Guard/Reserves.
The contest encourages military children to use creative writing to express themselves. The essay contest is open to military children in grades 1–12 of active duty or retired (with 20+ years of service) members of the Armed Services and National Guard/Reserves.
Reminder: All artwork and essays become the property of the Armed Services YMCA.
Art Topic: My Military Family
Essay Topic: My Greatest Success as a Military Child
Congratulations to all of our winners!