Veterans Memorial Park

2017 Veterans Memorial Park Foundation Veterans Day Essay/Art Contest

  • September 26, 2017
  • /   Lisa Rawson, CDR USN (ret)
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Contest Administrator- Lisa Rawson, CDR USN (ret)


Subject "Why it is important for a community like Pensacola to have a park dedicated to honoring all veterans’ that made the ultimate sacrifice?"



Elementary (K-5)                   Keep to 1-2 pages (may include artwork)

Middle School  (6-8)         – 1- 2 pages typed

High School (9-12)             – 1-3 pages typed



                  No bigger than 8 ½ by 11 inches

                  Any medium is allowed (paint, pencil, markers, collages etc.)


Judging Thoughtfulness


Demonstrated the writer understood the prompt and stayed on topic

Demonstrated love of country and patriotism


Submission –Entries can be submitted electronically via our website between Oct 15-20, 2017 or special arrangements can be made by contacting Lisa Rawson, CDR USN (ret) 850 982-8736.


Deadline – Oct 20, 2017 at midnight for the essay contest and May 22, 2017 for the art contest


Essay Contest winners will be notified – Nov 1, 2017.


Nov 11, 2017 – Please join us at the Veteran’s Memorial Park for our Veterans Day Ceremony.  Awards will be presented during the ceremony.

Veterans Memorial Park