Call for Entries: National Veterans Creative Arts Festival - Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
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Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center


Call for Entries: National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

January 2, 2014


National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Artistic Veterans are Encouraged to Enter


WILKES-BARRE, PA – All artistic Veterans receiving care at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center or one of its outpatient clinics are encouraged to participate in the 6th Annual Local Creative Arts Competition. The local competition will be held on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Recreation Room at the Medical Center. 


The local competition includes multiple categories in the divisions of art, music, dance, drama and creative writing.  All first place category winners will have their creative art submissions photographed or videotaped; which will then be entered into the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition. Those submissions will be judged against entries from all over the nation. Some national winners will be invited to attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival which will be held October 27 - November 2, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Applications may be picked up at the Recreation Therapy office, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  To request an application by mail, please contact Amie O’Malia at (570) 824-3521, extension 7429. Completed applications and visual art entries must be delivered to a Recreation Therapy staff member on Friday, February 21st, 2014 by 4 p.m.  Visit to learn more about the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival.


For more information, Contact Gail Benner, Public Affairs, (570) 821-7237, 1111 East End Blvd.,
Wilkes-Barre, PA  18711.


The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center (WBVAMC) is a 173-bed, teaching facility located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  Each year, WBVAMC serves over 40,000 Veterans in approximately 18 counties in Pennsylvania and New York with over 378,000 outpatient visits.  In addition to the main facility, the facility operates five Community Based Outpatient Clinics which are located in Allentown, Williamsport, Sayre, Bangor and Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania.