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National Veterans Creative Arts Competition

January 29, 2014

Nationwide, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities use the creative arts as one form of rehabilitative treatment to help Veterans recover from and cope with physical and emotional disabilities. Across the country each year, Veterans treated at VA facilities compete in a local creative arts competition. The competition includes 53 categories in the visual arts division this year that range from oil painting to leatherwork to paint-by-number kits. In addition, there are 120 categories in the performing arts pertaining to all aspects of music, dance, drama and creative writing. A national selection committee chooses first, second and third place winners among all of the entries. Select winners are invited to attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival each year.

The 2014 NVCAC Local Competition is now open. 

Last day for submissions is Thursday, March 13,2014.

For Art, Dance, Drama Divisions, and all Employee Veterans:

Ca’metra Willis, Recreation Assistant
Cametra.Willis@va.gov
713-791-1414, extension 26366

For Creative Writing and Music Divisions:

Mahla Tillman, Recreation Assistant
Mahla.Tillman@va.gov
713-791-1414, extension 23847

Please contact the staff’s email address listed above for any further information per division. Local competition judging will be announced only if necessary.