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2024 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition - Bay Pines VAHCS

Medical facilities across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) use the creative arts as a form of rehabilitative treatment to help Veterans recover from, and cope with, physical and emotional disabilities. Each year, thousands of Veterans from across the country submit original works to their local VA facility. Gold medalists are then selected and the fruit of their efforts are displayed during the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition, which recognizes the progress and recovery made through therapy while raising the visibility of the creative achievements of our nation’s Veterans.

Submissions for the 2024 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition- Bay Pines VAHCS are now closed. Finalists from each category of the local competition will be submitted into, and compete, in the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition. Results of the National Competition will be available in January 2025 and a virtual gallery will be available shortly thereafter.

To view the virtual gallery from the 2023 competition, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the following coordinators:            


Erin Todd, MT-BC:

Jessica D’Alessio, CTRS:

Jenny Campbell, CTRS:  

More About the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition

Veterans who showcase their achievements in the festival are selected gold medal winners of national art, music, dance, drama, and writing competitions. The festival is presented by VA and the American Legion Auxiliary and culminates with a stage performance, writing exhibition, and gallery-style showcase of artwork.

Learn more about the National Creative Arts Festival