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National Veterans Creative Arts Competition

The National Veterans Creative Arts Program provides Veterans enrolled at VA facilities the opportunity of creative self expression through art, creative writing, dance, drama and music and to gain recognition for these artistic accomplishments.

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How to Submit Entries to the KCVA Competition

Entries may be submitted only by facility staff contact persons, listed below, to the local & national level of the competition. Veteran participants must work with their VA facility where they are enrolled and meet the local competition deadline dates. 

Submission deadline is August 1. 

KCVA Creative Arts Festival is September 11-13.


KCVA Creative Arts Competition Contacts:

Paula Newton

Jennifer Parker

Christopher Swan

Upcoming Workshops

  • Competition Guidelines & Tips Workshop: May 15th, 1pm-3pm @ KCVA Hall of Heroes

  • Ceramic Hand building Workshop: June 6th, 10am-12pm @ Nelson Atkins Museum 

  • Veteran's Voice Creative Writing Workshop: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm @ KCVA Hall of Heroes 

Click below to for information on each competition division

Art Division

Creative Writing Division

Dance Division

Drama Division

Music Division