The St. Cloud VA Health Care System is seeking local veteran entries for the 2020 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition.

The competition is an annual event providing veterans receiving treatment at VA facilities the opportunity to participate in creative self-expression in art, creative writing, dance, drama and music as part of their therapy, and to gain recognition for these artistic accomplishments.

Art division entries will be accepted through Feb. 21. Entries in all other divisions will be accepted through Mar. 6.

For information on categories and rules or to learn how to enter the competition, visit or contact Madge Scherer at 320-252-1670, ext. 7336.

Submissions in the visual arts division will be judged and displayed at the Veterans Art Show. The show is 12:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Auditorium (Building 8) on the St. Cloud VA Medical Center campus. The show is open to the public.