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2019 National Veterans Day Poster Contest

Calling all artists! The 2019 National Veterans Day Poster Contest is underway. Each year the Veterans Day National Committee publishes a commemorative Veterans Day poster. The poster is selected from artwork submitted by artists nationwide and is distributed to VA facilities, military installations around the world across cities and towns in our nation. It also serves as the cover of the official program for the Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery.

Over the years these posters have illustrated the rich history of our country's service men and women. The poster clearly reflects our pride and patriotism in saluting Veterans while providing the thematic artistry for the year.

The theme for the 2019 Veterans Day Poster is: “Service.” Veterans contribute to American society in many ways; not just during their time in active duty. Throughout our history, military service members have put on their uniforms to protect the values and liberties that this nation was built on. But that doesn’t stop once the uniform comes off and their time in active duty has ended. Veterans take the lessons they have learned and the experiences they’ve gained and continue their service to our nation by strengthening our communities. They become our nation’s leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs. Veterans are the most active volunteers working to improve communities across our country. Service goes beyond the uniform. This Veteran’s Day, we honor the men and women who have worn their uniform who continue to serve our country.

    • Be 18” x 24” at 300 dots per inch, scale down submissions to 9”x12.”
    • Submissions are not restricted to “human centric” presentations, such as a joint color guard. Imagery of American icons, monuments or scenery can qualify, for example, the American flag.
    • Representative of all Veterans who served. The Committee may select a particular submission but ask the artist to make modifications to the original design. Additional changes may be required prior to printing.
    • Design must include the words :Veterans Day, November 11, 2019” and “Honoring all who served.”
    • Include sufficient information to demonstrate that the image is the work of the artist and is not copyrighted material (i.e. photos and concepts).
    • Successful designs are very simple with minimal imagery and verbiage. To view examples of past winning submissions visit: www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/gallery.asp

Submit electronic versions as jpg images or PDF files by email to vetsday@va.gov or send copies of artwork on a CD with artwork files to:

Veterans Day National Committee (002D)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

The deadline for submissions is 1 April, 2019. The Veterans Day National Committee will convene a selection sub-committee in May 2019 to review submissions and make a final selection.

Questions? - the Veterans Day Coordinator at vetsday@va.gov

2018 Veterans Day Poster Competition Winner

 QualitySuitable For
2018 Low Resolution Presentations, on screen viewing
2018 High Resolution Printing

2019 National Veterans Day Regional Sites

The Veterans Day National Committee recognizes select Veterans Day observances throughout the country that represent fitting tributes to America’s heroes serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.

Download the 2019 Regional Sites Application.

Download the 2018 Regional Sites Listing.

National Veterans Day Ceremony

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Download the National Ceremony Visitor Information here.

Veterans Day National Committee

The Veterans Day National Committee also selects a number of regional sites for Veterans Day observances throughout the country. From stirring parades and ceremonies to military exhibits and tributes to distinguished veterans, these events serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.

For questions and more information about Veterans Day Observances, please contact the Veterans Day Coordinator.

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