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The National Veterans Creative Arts Competition is a national Veterans rehabilitation event held annually. It is an opportunity to recognize Veterans for their creative achievements in the areas of art, music, creative writing, drama and dance and to show communities across the country the therapeutic benefits of the arts.

Across the country each year, Veterans enroll at VA health facilities, compete in local creative art competitions. The competitions include categories in the areas of art, music, creative writing, drama and dance. Entries placing first at the local competition advance to a national judging process and first, second and third place entries in each category are determined. Selected gold medal winning Veterans are invited to attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival hosted by a different VA facility each year.

The Central Virginia Health Care System is currently accepting entries for its own local competition with a deadline of August 1, 2022.  All entries will be judged in early September as well as a Showcase for all to attend.

You can click the website below for more information and go to the “events” tab for applications.

You can contact any of the following members of the Creative Arts Team for further assistance:

Robert Estepp, Recreational Therapist304-255-2121, ext. 4228 or

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