Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regard to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, more than 51,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. Read the rules and eligibility requirements, and download the 2023-24 entry form application, as all student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31.

The 2023-24 theme is:  "What Are the Greatest Attributes of Our Democracy?"


All applications must be submitted to youth@vfw10076.org no later then midnight on 31 October 2023


Previous Post Winners:


Post Winner(s): Dev Gadhia

Runner(s) Up: Ellyce Wehner


Post Winner(s): Amanda Collingham

Runner(s) Up: Mackenzie Bowman


Post Winner(s): Amanda Collingham and Sophia Wagner

Runner(s) Up: Anna Shapley and William Stanton


Post Winners: Jacy Duffy and Caelan Patel

Runners Up: William Stanton and Hattie Tobery


Post Winner: Caroline Stanton

Runner Up: Sophia Wagner