MBA is holding a new contest to uplift the spirits of our wounded service men and women. This is the second children’s drawing contest we have held and are excited to be able to bring back a new version of this contest due to the generous response and amount of entries of our first children’s drawing contest.
All of the drawings we receive will be sent to wounded soldiers being treated at Walter Reed, VA Hospitals and other military hospitals/rehab facilities with wounded soldiers and vets across the country. Children focused organizations or classes such as the Boys and Girls Club of America, YMCA and day care centers are encouraged to participate!
To enter, each child will draw a picture on a standard 8.5”X11” white paper. The pictures and drawings should be based on the subject of America, patriotism and our men and women in uniform.
The pictures should include the child’s first and last name, age, address, as well as a parents email address and phone number on the back of the drawing.
We reserve the right to use the images and pictures that we receive for our Facebook page, other social media channels and our website for display. The displayed images will only include the child’s first name, age and city if applicable.
The contest is open to all children ages 12 and younger. Entries will be broken down into FOUR (4) different age groups (1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12).
There will be three (3) prize categories – 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for all age groups combined as well as other prizes for each individual age group. Winners will be announced MONDAY, JULY 9th!
The BIG Overall prizes include:
1st Place – Apple iPod Touch 16gb (4th gen)
2nd Place – Apple iPod Nano 16gb
3rd Place – Apple iPod Shuffle 2gb
Groups and classes that submit drawings are also eligible for a basket assorted with a variety of art supplies.
All entries should be mailed by JUNE 28 to:
Military Benefit Association
PO Box 221110
Chantilly, VA 20153
At the end of the contest, after all entries have been judged and awarded, all pictures and drawings will be delivered to Walter Reed Hospital and other local hospitals for veterans and wounded warriors to show support from the children that entered the contest.
We held a similar contest in 2010 for our deployed troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and it was a huge success that the service men and women truly enjoyed.