Calling all Veteran visual artists! The National July 4th Veterans Art Competition is now accepting submissions.

Operation Gratitude and Challenge America are inviting Veteran artists to honor the service and sacrifice of active-duty service members, Veterans and first responders by participating in the National July 4th Veterans Art Competition.

The art competition offers Veteran artists a unique opportunity to showcase their talent and recognize all those who have sworn an oath to serve this great country.

Throughout the month of April, Veterans are encouraged to submit original painted or drawn art under the theme, “Show Your Patriotism.” A panel of judges will select the top 10 visual submissions as finalists, with the top three winners selected by popular vote.

Winning work will be printed on thousands of postcards and placed inside Operation Gratitude care packages. These postcards will also feature heartfelt messages from grateful Americans to service members, Veterans and first responders.

The deadline for submissions is April 29.

To learn more and to submit your artwork, please visit and click “request to join.”

The Challenge America Veteran Arts Community (CAVARTS) is a national arts and crafts community designed for Veterans and service members to come together around a shared interest in the creative arts and explore new opportunities to connect, learn and grow through the arts. If you or a Veteran you know is looking for a creative outlet, a chance to hone your craft and camaraderie with a positive community, CAVARTS is the place. Go to to learn more.

The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on the part of VA. Verify information with the organization offering.

By Courtesy of Challenge America

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Published on Apr. 20, 2022

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  1. Willy Watson May 4, 2022 at 3:04 am

    I am not an artist but my wife is. She mostly used pencils for the paintings. If there is any opportunity to have an art contest then would like her to participate.

  2. Christine Valentine April 30, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    I’d love a picture painted of ww2 my dad served in an Vietnam my brother served in army so proud 9f them and all you men an women have service ty ty so much

  3. Deborah Cushman April 22, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Sorry I didn’t say my friend is a vet too.

  4. Deborah Cushman April 22, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    I am a vet and have a friend who is an artist. He made a picture of The Flag Raising at Iwo jima from scratch art. Would this be accepted? He used a paperclip.

  5. Mitch April 21, 2022 at 11:29 am

    I’m not a painter but I am an artist and the medium I work with is magnets I would like you to have an art contest with any art medium

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