NEWS | March 28, 2019

Adjutant General sponsoring recruiting poster contest

By Cotton Puryear JFHQ Public Affairs

RICHMOND, Va. — The Adjutant General of Virginia is sponsoring a recruiting poster contest that is open to all Soldiers, Airmen and family members. The competition is for posters to be used for marketing to high school and college students, and six Virginia Army National Guard and two Air National Guard winners will be chosen. The Virginia National Guard is in need of state-specific marketing within high schools and colleges in order to generate leads to grow the force.

The competition will open immediately and will close May 1, 2019.

Individuals whose posters are selected will be invited for lunch with the Adjutant General of Virginia, and their posters will be used in Virginia high schools and colleges.

The themes for the posters should be focused on Citizen Soldiers and Citizen Airmen, and they should depict inspiring and motiving images that answer one or all of the following: “Why I serve,” “Why I guard,” or “What I guard.”

The maximum size of the poster should be 16 inches by 20 inches, and text should be readable from five feet away. Final submission should be in digital format as a 200 dpi resolution image file in .jpg format sent via email to the state public affairs office at

Resources for official graphics and photos, if not using your own:

Official Virginia National Guard logos and graphics:

Official Virginia National Guard Flickr photo site:

Please use plain language that a civilian audience will understand and do not use acronyms. Also, do not use other National Guard states or active duty or Reserve Army or Air Force graphics.

Participation in this competition is voluntary, and participants are not authorized to use official duty time or utilize state or federal resources. Any posters submitted will become the property of the United States and used for National Guard recruiting purposes

If you have any questions, please contact Lt. Col. Jennifer Martin by email at or by phone at 804-380-6348.

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