Lake Minnetonka VFW
Post #5919
Voice of Democracy (VOD) Program
The VOD scholarship contest is an annual nationwide audio essay
competition designed to give 9th-12th grade high school students,
ages 15-19, the opportunity to voice their opinion on their
responsibility to our country.  Each student records their essay on a
cassette tape or CD, 3-5 minutes in length, on an annual patriotic
theme.  This program has existed for over 60 years.  The Lake
Minnetonka Post has sponsored this program since 1994.  Winners
are selected at the Post, District, and State levels.  Each State winner
receives an all-expense-paid trip to the National finals held at
Washington, DC in March. Total scholarship awards for winners
exceed $2,000,000.

Scheduled dates for the VOD program are:
Student Entry - Midnight, November 1
Complete Post Judging - November 15
Complete District Judging - December 6
Complete State Judging - January 7
State winner to National - January 15

For more detail on the VOD competition, contact the Post Coordinator:

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