Veterans Day Writing & Art Contest

The City of Fontana invites the youth of our community to be a part of the 2022 Dr. Charles Koehler Writing and Art Contest. The top three winners of each contest receive recognition at this year’s event, which will take place on Friday, November 11 at Miller Park Amphitheater (17004 Arrow Blvd) at 11:00 a.m.

To enter the writing contest, you must be under 18 years of age and submit an essay or poem of 250 words or less expressing “What Veterans Day Means to You?” The top three winners will receive a Visa gift card, read their entry at the Veterans Day Celebration, and be featured in the Fontana Herald News. 

Participants eight years and under are invited to submit a drawing of “What a Veteran Means to You?” The top three winners will be featured in the Fontana Herald News, be featured in the event program, and recognized by the Fontana City Council. 

All entries are due by Friday, October 21. Entries can be submitted by email to or by mail to: City of Fontana Community Services Department, Attention: Special Events, 16860 Valencia Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335. For more information, contact (909) 349-6900. 


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