Each year, more than 4,000 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. View the top 12 2021-2022 state winners or all the previous first-place national winners. This contest comprises only two-dimensional entries. New this Program Year (2023-2024) is the 3-Dimensional Patriotic Art Contest, exclusively for three-dimensional art pieces.