The Lt. James A. Logan Post 6800 VFW will be giving out Awards to the top three Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition Winners at the Post level.

 

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) started the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition in 1946. The Veterans of Foreign Wars became a national sponsor in the late 1950s and assumed sole responsibility for the program in 1961. Many notables have participated in the Voice of Democracy including journalist Charles Kuralt, Miss America Anita Bryant and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft.

 

The Voice of Democracy competition provides high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to write and record a broadcast script on a patriotic theme, competing for more than $2.5 million in college scholarships and incentives. State winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to enjoy our nation’s capital and compete for $149,000 in scholarships—first place receiving a $30,000 scholarship. Deadline for entries is Nov. 1.

 

Voice of Democracy (Grades 9-12): write a broadcast script on the annual theme available online at www.vfw.org or by calling (816) 968-1117. Again, use the competition as an essay contest and encourage the best single essay from each fifteen students to record their essay,

complete the entry forms and forward them, with the recording and typed script, to the local VFW Post competition.

 

The 2015-16 theme is:

 

" My Vision for America"

 

The Prizes from Lt. James A. Logan Post winners are:

 

1st   Place  $ 1500.

2nd  Place  $ 1000.

3rd  Place  $   500.

 

You can download the entry from below:

Access Entry Form and Complete Contest Rules