Each year the VFLA sponsors a poster contest, available to students of any age whose teacher is a VFLA member. We choose a different theme each year; the 2018 theme was "Peace is the language we must speak." (Pope Francis)
There are three categories: elementary, middle, and high school. Posters are judged by members of the artistic community; there is a first, second, and third place awarded in each category.
The winning posters are displayed at the annual VFLA conference in March. Winners receive a small cash prize and a packet of their poster image on blank notecards. They are also invited to a reception at the State House in late spring; the Governor reads a proclamation, and students have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the Governor and any members of the state legislature in attendance.
2018 Poster Contest Winners
1st Coleton Merchant (Teacher: Hélène Guariglia) St. Francis Xavier
2nd Clara Scanlan (Teacher: Allison Litten) Marion Cross School
3rd Roxanna Sharlet (Teacher: Allison Litten) Marion Cross School
1st Quinn Connolly (Teacher: Michèle Choinière) Williston Central School
2nd Caroline Conney (Teacher: Hélène Guariglia) St. Francis Xavier
3rd Delia Beaudry (Teacher: Deb Laskarzewski) Williston Central School
1st Riley Earle (Teacher: Natalie Chaput) Woodstock Union High School
2nd Issey Hiller (Teacher: Keri Bristow) Woodstock Union High School
3rd Sierra Winand (Teacher: Colleen O’Connell) Woodstock Union High School