2013 Poster and Essay: Grand Prize and Category Winners

Paralyzed Veterans of America is pleased to announce the results of its tenth annual national Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest.

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) launched this contest as a way to creatively and actively involve America’s youth in the celebration of Veterans Day. We are proud to report that we received more than 1,500 poster and essay entries creatively expressing this year’s theme “Show/tell how you or your community care for our nation’s veterans who have cared for us.”


Grand Prize Poster Winner
Alina Prots, Lister Elementary School, Tacoma, WA

2013 Veterans Day Grand Prize Poster Winner

Grand Prize Essay Winner
Alexia Leggin, St. Angela School, Chicago, IL
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Poster Category Winner 1st–2nd Grade
Liliya Prots, Lister Elementary School, Tacoma, WA

Liliya 2013 Category winner

Poster Category Winner 3rd–4th Grade
Natalie Douglas Presley, Perdido Elementary/Middle School, Perdido, AL

2013 Category winner

Essay Category Winner 5th–6th Grade
Abby Murano, St. Mary’s School, Boise, ID
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Essay Category Winner 7th–8th Grade
Brendan Sullivan, Cedarbrook Middle School, Wyncote, PA
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Congratulations to the Grand Prize winners and finalists, and thanks to all students, teachers, and parents for participating and for your support of our nation’s veterans!

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