Veterans and VA employees are invited to participate in the Veterans Health Administration Innovation Experience Art Competition. This competition provides Veterans and VA employees with the opportunity to create a piece of art that illustrates one of five key themes: innovation, collaboration, diffusion, networking and service.

A panel of VA employees, including program office leaders, will determine the top-three pieces of artwork that will be featured at the 2018 VHA Innovation Experience event in Washington, D.C. The entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT August 3. If you’re interested in submitting your artwork, the application can be found here.

Key Information

  • Veterans and VA employees can submit as many artistic pieces as desired
  •  Each piece must illustrate one or more of the key themes above and include a brief description of how it does so.
  • The submitted piece must be categorized as one of the following: digital media (i.e. digital image), drawing, mixed media, painting, or photography.
  • The submitted piece or a photograph of the submitted piece must be less than 16 MB and in one of the following formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the VA Innovation Support Team at with the subject line “2018 VHA Innovation Experience Art Competition”.

About the 2018 VHA Innovation

Over the years, VA employees have been the source of notable innovations and best practices, such as the implantable cardiac pacemaker, the nicotine patch and the first successful liver transplant. These innovations and others have extended beyond VA and led the way in private health care as well. The VHA Innovation Experience is a two-day event that highlights the work of VA employees who are committed to transforming the way we serve our nation’s heroes. Front-line VA employees from across the country will share highlights, progress and lessons learned about the projects they spent the last several months designing, piloting, testing to improve the Veteran and employee experience. The event will be held August 29 and 30 in Washington, D.C.

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Published on Jul. 23, 2018

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