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Vince Kaspar Prizes to Recognize Excellence in Arts

The 16th annual Vince Kaspar Prizes for Excellence in the Arts has officially opened. The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 227 and the Memorial Day Writers Project sponsor the program to recognize local high school talent in poetry and the visual arts. Prizes for each medium are $250 for first place, $150 for second, and $100 for third.

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors who reside or attend school in Arlington and Fairfax Counties, the town of Vienna, and the cities of Falls Church, Alexandria, and Fairfax. The deadline is March 2, and the awards will be presented at the May 16 membership meeting.

Art judges are needed for this year’s contest. Entry submission directions and more information can be found at Questions or art judge recommendations can be directed to Bruce Waxman at 703-323-0269 or