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Virginia students can win money by entering this contest

Students in grades K-12 are eligible to enter the 2018 Commonwealth Armistice Art Contest from now until mid-October, according to the Virginia Department of Education.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the Virginia WWI & WWII Commemoration Commission is hosting this statewide art contest for all public, private and homeschooled students in elementary, middle and high schools.

Armistice Day is date the Allied forces signed a treaty with Germany to end the first World War. The Virginia WWI & WWII Commission want students to answer this question: How has World War I shaped Virginia and our world 100 years later?

The winning artwork will be displayed at the Carillon WWI memorial at the state’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 in Richmond.

The WWI 100th Anniversary Student Art Contest is open to all students in elementary, middle and high school.

Deadline to submit artwork is Oct. 18. There will be one winner from each grade and the students will receive an award ranging from $100- $200. Teachers who sponsor a winning student will also receive $100 toward school supplies.

For information, visit the Virginia WWI & WWII Commemoration and Commission website.

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