reminder of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award program deadlines that are quickly approaching. The requested documentation for this program is due to be submitted to a local VFW Post by October 31st.
Attached above is the Teacher Award Chairman Manual which outlines the programs guidelines and lists the deadlines at each level, and the Department reporting instructions on how to submit your state winners and reporting participation on the All-American Dashboard. Ensure that each entry form is filled out completely and that the information is legible from the lowest level on. This includes the date that the teacher was notified of their winning essay at the Department level to ensure that we do not inform teachers early. Keep in mind there are weeks of work to be completed between when we receive the Department winning entries and when we finalize their trip to the VFW National Convention.