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The Call for the Arts

Since the MCEC began the “Call for the Arts” in 2002, thousands of military children – from all over the world, from every service, of all ages – have mailed us their drawings, their poems, and their interpretations of what it means to be a military child. The MCEC takes advantage of every opportunity to display the artistic skill of these unique, resilient children.

Submissions must include the Official Submission Form and be postmarked by the last Friday in January of each year.
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More about the Call for the Arts

Artwork in the visual arts is featured at the MCEC Annual conference each year. It is utilized in the On The Move magazine, the annual calendar, the annual conference program, and other MCEC publications.

Writing, including essays, poetry, and short stories, is featured in the annual conference program, the On The Move magazine, the annual calendar, and other MCEC publications.

Film is considered for display at the Annual Training Seminar each year. 

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  • Military Lifestyle
  • The Life Lessons You've Learned
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  • Cultures Experienced
  • Wishes, Hopes, and Dreams