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The Pocatello Veterans Day Parade committee is also hosting a Veterans Day-themed youth art contest. The contest is open to all Pocatello-area school-age artists in kindergarten through 12th grade. Participants should create their artwork on an 8.5” x 11” paper using any art medium of their choice. Artwork should be original and relevant to the Veterans Day theme. Each entry should include the student’s full name, grade, school, and a brief description of their artwork.

Entries can be submitted by teachers or parents on behalf of the students. Submissions can be mailed to The American Legion, one of the parade’s sponsors, at:

The American Legion Post 4
Attn: Pocatello Veterans Day Parade Art Contest
P.O. Box 4405
Pocatello, Idaho 83205-4405


Entries can also be dropped off in person at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial building at 300 N Johnson, Pocatello 83204. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 4.

A panel of judges, consisting of local artists and veterans, will review all submissions and select the top three. First Prize will receive $300, Second Prize $200, and Third Prize $100.


Additionally, the winning artists will be recognized during the event at the Caldwell Park broadcast booth where their artwork will be prominently displayed.

“The Pocatello Veterans Day Parade Art Contest is an excellent opportunity for our young citizens to actively engage in understanding and honoring the significance of Veterans Day and our veterans,” said Hiedi Young, Military and Family Readiness Specialist with the Idaho National Guard and a member of the Pocatello Veterans Day Parade committee. “We are excited to incorporate the talent and imagination of our young artists into this special occasion.”

The Pocatello Veterans Day Parade Committee is a dedicated group of volunteers committed to organizing a Veterans Day parade each year that pays tribute to our veterans. The committee’s mission is to honor the selfless service of our veterans by creating an in-person platform for the community to express their heartfelt gratitude.

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