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What is Patriot's Pen
Conducted nationwide, this VFW sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. We invite you to join the more than 120,000 students who participated last year in this contest. The national winners will receive at least $500.00. The first-place national award is currently $5,000.00 plus an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the winner and a parent or guardian.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has again approved this contest for its National Advisory List of Contests and Activities.
BIG NATIONAL PRIZES
National awards total: $54,500
Prizes include the various amounts listed below:
1st: $5,000 7th: $1,750
2nd: $4,000 8-9th: $1,500
3rd: $3,500 10-11th: $1,250
4th: $2,750 12-14th: $1,000
5th: $2,500 15-16th: $750
6th: $2,000 17-54th: $500
The Internal Revenue Service requires that any recipient that receives mote than a $599 award should receive a Form 1099 identifying the proceeds as taxable.