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Sponsored by GEICO Military, the annual Armed Services YMCA Art & Essay Contest gives military children the chance to express their thoughts on the military lifestyle. The contest also serves to remind us of the sacrifices our service members and their families make each day for our country.

 

Download the 2020 Art & Essay Participant Guide

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 The contest was open to eligible children of U.S. active duty or retired service members. Winners of Art & Essay Contest were announced in April 2020. The contest opened Nov. 15, 2019.

Art Contest

The art contest promotes art among children in grades 1–6 of active duty or retired (with 20+ years of service) members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard/Reserves families.

Essay Contest

The contest encourages military children to use creative writing to express themselves. The essay contest promotes writing among children in grades 1–12 of active duty or retired (with 20+ years of service) members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard/Reserves families.

Reminder: All artwork and essays become the property of the Armed Services YMCA.

 

Check back in November 2020 for details on the 2021 contest.

 

 

 

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