Poppy Poster Contest

ALA Units sponsor poppy poster contests in local schools. When schools do not conduct activities, other youth groups, including ALA Junior members, may participate under direct supervision of the local ALA unit. Contest Classes:

  • Class I: Grades 2 and 3
  • Class II: Grades 4 and 5
  • Class III: Grades 6 and 7
  • Class IV: Grades 8 and 9
  • Class V: Grades 10 and 11
  • Class VI: Grade 12
  • Class VII: Students with special needs

Grade levels from 2nd to 12th grade are divided into seven classes (listed above) with one additional class for “Best Overall” in each division. One award in each of the eight classes will be presented in each division. Winners will receive $50 and a $50 donation in the student’s name will be made to the Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship fund.

"I remember going down to the Legion post with my grandfather [World War II U.S. Army veteran Howard Schlitter], and hearing him say things like, “You’ve got to take care of the veterans. You’ve got to be there for them and help them out.” None of that really resonated with me until after he was gone. Then, I realized I have to be his voice."
- Mike Monserud, ALA member of Auxiliary Unit 37 in Ames, Iowa





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