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Voice of Democracy

YOU TOO CAN WIN $30,000!

THEME: Why Veterans are Important to our Nation's History and Future.

WHO CAN ENTER:     The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

HOW TO ENTER: Click here for the 2014-2015 Voice of Democracy entry form.    All entries competing at the Post level must be in the hands of that VFW Post by midnight, Nov. 1, 2014.  The theme for 2014-2015 is: “ Why Veterans are Important to our Nation's History and Future. ”


Students should record their reading of the draft to a CD.  The recording can be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds).


Entries begin at the Post level. Once the student creates their essay and completes burning the audio version to a CD, they can submit their typed version, CD and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their local participating VFW Post by the November 1 deadline.  


JUDGING CRITERIA: Originality is worth 30 points: Treatment of the theme should show imagination and human interest

Content is worth 35 points: Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner.  Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other.


Delivery is worth 35 points: Speak in a clear and credible manner.



for additional information contact: Tomas Bunting 240-423-5276

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