Auxiliary contest chairlady Jann Eickholt, center, presents the awards to Alicia Honigford, left, first place; and Abi Hilvers, second place. (Submitted photo)
Auxiliary contest chairlady Jann Eickholt, center, presents the awards to Alicia Honigford, left, first place; and Abi Hilvers, second place. (Submitted photo)
OTTOVILLE — The Ottoville VFW Post 3740 Auxiliary recently held the local competition of the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award.

Auxiliary contest chairlady Jann Eickholt presented the awards to Alicia Honigford, first place; and Abi Hilvers, second place. Of the five entries received this year, the first-place winner was sent to Department competition.

The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award is an artwork scholarship program sponsored y the Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Competition is open to students in grades 9-12 attending school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Post Auxiliary. Home-schooled students are eligible, foreign exchange students are not.

Only original artwork is considered and the entry must have been completed during the current school year.

Top national awards are published in the VFW Auxiliary Magazine and on the VFW Auxiliary website.