VOICE OF DEMOCRACY

2022-2023 Theme: "Why is the Veteran Important?"

 

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$15,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply?

 

VOD Deadlines:

Midnight, October 31, Entries to the Post

 December 13, District Winners due to Department Chairman


 


Rules and Eligibility Requirements: VOD Rules / Eligibility

Download the 2022-23 VOD Entry Form here: VOD Entry Form

DO NOT mail District entries and required forms to State Headquarters.  Mail them directly to the State Voice of Democracy Chairman!

 

 

POST PARTICIPATION REPORTING PACKET

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DISTRICT PARTICIPATION REPORTING PACKET (by POST):

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DISTRICT VOD / PP WINNER REPORT:

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