Summer Salute to Service Artwork Contest
This year, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) is exploring the theme of connection. The Veteran experience is different for everyone, but we can all make an effort to better understand that experience and connect with one another.
Artistic expression is often used by Veterans and non-Veterans alike to process thoughts and feelings and share a personal narrative. We want you to share your connection to the Veteran experience through your own artwork. Think: What is my connection to the Veteran experience?
Request for Artwork: In collaboration with the Delaware County Veterans Service Office (Ohio), we are requesting submissions for two-dimensional (2-D) art from all ages in four categories. Artists may submit one image of 2-D art for consideration. All 2-D mediums are welcome and should fit in one of the sizes listed below (canvas will not be accepted).
Thanks to the support of Battelle, the NVMM will frame the top three finalists in each age group. These will first be displayed at the Delaware County (Ohio) Fair from September 16 – 23, and then on view at the NVMM from October 2023 – April 2024. Winners will also receive gift cards donated by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff and United Art & Education Superstore, a certificate signed by all six judges and a one-year Integrity membership to the Museum.
How to Submit:
★ Artwork should be photographed and submitted as a high-resolution image.
★ Please save image as JPEG
★ Include the title of the artwork with the uploaded image.
★ Email as attachment to Education@nationalvmm.org
Submissions should fit the following sizes:
8” x 10”, 16” x 20” or 24” x 36”
Artists will be grouped into four separate categories:
Youth (11 and under), Teen (12 – 17), Adult (18+) and Veteran/Active-Duty Service Members (with proof of service).
Selecting the Winners
A panel of six judges will review each digital submission and determine the three finalists for each category. They will then determine the overall winner for each group. The finalists will be responsible for sending the original artwork to the NVMM.
Meet Your Judges:
Artists should submit only their original work. Reproductions will not be accepted. Submissions deemed inappropriate or explicit by the judging panel will not be accepted for review.
The finalists are responsible for sending the original artwork to the NVMM. If delivering the original to the NVMM in person, you will receive free admission to the Museum. Artists are responsible for shipping fees if applicable.
Contact Education@nationalvmm.org with any questions.