Calling all Writers and Artists!

The Dept of Veterans Affairs Black History Committee is sponsoring an

Essay/Art Contest for students in grades 9—11. Winners will be invited to

read/show their winning submission at VA’s Black History Month Program.

Essay Topic: How African Americans Changed America
Art Subject: Portrayal of African American Life

Black History Month Essay/Art Contest
Prizes for Essay contest winner
and runner up in each grade!

Everyone who enters an essay will
receive extra English credit!

The Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office and Insurance Center’s
Black History Month Contest Entry Form (please attach to your submission)
Student’s Full Name: _ Grade:
Submission Type: Essay □ Art □ (check one)
Title of Submission:
1st, 2nd and 3rd place
Prizes for Art contest!
All entries must be submitted by February 25, 2010
To enter, please complete the entry form below, attach it to your essay/art, and give it to
your teacher.
Contest Rules
Essay Length: between 250-300 words, double spaced, 12pt font typed or printed if handwritten.
Art Type: any medium (watercolor, drawing, oils, etc)
Art size: size must be at least 11 x 13
⇒ All entries will be required to have a submission form completed and attached.
⇒ All student information should be included on the submission form, not on the submission.
⇒ All entries will be judged by members of the Dept of VA Black History Month Committee.
⇒ All entries should be solo efforts and original works.
Deadlines for all entries: 02/25/2010
Winners will be invited to read/show their winning submission at the Dept of VA's Black History Month program. Prizes will be
awarded at the presentation.