Veterans Invited to Take Part in Creative Arts Competition


WYOMING– Veterans are a diverse population with a broad spectrum of talents—for many, that translates to a sense of creativity that comes in many forms.

That is why the employees with the Sheridan VA Health Care System invite all enrolled Veterans throughout Wyoming to take part in the annual Creative Arts Competition going on now through March 1.

This year the competition features more than 100 categories in the following divisions: music, drama, creative writing, dance and art.

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All enrolled Veterans may take part and entries must be material created after April 1, 2017 (except for the Military Combat Experience category).

Opportunity to Showcase Talents

The multitude of categories offer Veterans an opportunity to showcase their talents at a public show taking place at the Sheridan VA auditorium March 7, and then first place entries will move on to the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition.

Last year, local Veteran Debra Zelenak earned 2nd place in the nation for her artwork titled “Fractured Flowers”—she was just one of the many talented Veterans whose work represented Wyoming Veterans at the national competition.

More Information

Rules and requirements vary for each category, so Veterans interested in taking part can find out more by going to, where a link for details and competition contact information is available.

About the Sheridan VA Health Care System

The Sheridan VA Health Care System serves Veterans across three quarters of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain Region.

The system’s main facility is in Sheridan, and it has five Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Casper, Riverton, Cody, Gillette, and Rock Springs, Wyoming; two Telehealth Outreach Clinics located in Worland and Evanston, Wyoming; and one Outreach clinic in Afton, Wyoming.