Armistice day student art contest

Published 9:23 am Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Virginia World War I & World War II Commemoration Commission and the Virginia War Memorial are welcoming students to participate in the World War I 100th Anniversary Student Art Contest.

The contest is open to all elementary, middle and high school age students in Virginia – public, private or homeschooled.

As Nov. 11, is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and referred to as “Armistice Day,” all entries should address the question, “How has World War I shaped Virginia and our world 100 years later?”

One winner will be chosen from each age category and each will receive a cash prize. The sponsoring teacher of each artwork winner will also receive a cash prize for classroom use.

All winning entries will be displayed in the Carillon at Byrd Park, Virginia’s official World War I Memorial, on Sunday, Nov. 11, during the Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony and Armistice Day Commemoration.

Digital Entries and a completed information page must be received at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond by Oct. 18, to qualify for judging. For more information, including submission deadlines visit