Buddy Poppy Programs:
 IMPORTANT:  Remember to place all orders for Buddy Poppies and/or Poppy supplies through Department Headquarters – NOT NATIONAL!!  Remember also that all orders should be placed at least 10– 12 weeks ahead of time needed. 
Buddy Poppy Hat Contest:


The Auxiliary sponsors the Buddy Poppy Hat Contest at the Mid-Winter Conference in January.  All are requested to contact the Auxiliary President for details and requirements. Click here to view an example of the BuddyPoppyHatContestRules.pdf



Buddy Poppy Display Contest:


· Buddy Poppy Display Contest Rules for June State Convention Competition Displays presented will be judged in three (3) categories.  1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Plaques will be awarded in each category. 

· Please review the categories listed and the new rule requirements

· Displays must be accompanied with a small white envelope (4” x 6”).  On the FRONT of the envelope list in Black Ink, an explanation of the Theme of the Display and other information of interest to the viewer or the judges such as Category, and the number of Buddy Poppies used.  On the INSIDE of the envelope submit the VFW Post and/or Auxiliary name, number & location. 

· The Post/Auxiliary is responsible for submitting the small white envelope correctly with the proper information listed on front and inside; also setting up and taking down displays. Contact the State Chairman for display room location upon arrival at State Convention.


PUBLIC PROMOTION OF POPPY SALES:  Window, Booth, Parade or Poster Displays, Sales Promotions, etc.

a.  Displays must be designed for public exposure and must bear a message urging the wearing of the VFW Buddy Poppy.

b.  At least one (1) Buddy Poppy used in the display must be in its original form and color with label attached.


MEMORIAL OR INSPIRATIONAL DISPLAYS:  Wreaths, Memorial Tablets or Plaques, Patriotic, or Devotional themes.

a. Displays must be designed to honor the dead, to inspire devotion to God and Country, or to dramatize the activities supported by the Buddy Poppy.

b. At least one (1) Buddy Poppy used in the display must be in its original form and color, with label attached. 



ARTISTIC OR DECORATIVE USE OF POPPIES:  Post Home Displays, Table Centerpieces, Corsages, Pictures, Plaques, Models, Scenes, Hats, Novelty Pieces, etc.

a. Any display not meeting the requirements of Categories 1 and 2 will automatically be entered in Category 3.  Complete freedom shall be permitted in the use of Poppies, Poppy parts or Poppy labels, and in the use of dyes or paints in achieving the desired artistic effect.

b. At least one (1) Buddy Poppy used in the Display must be in its original form and color, with label attached.

 If a Post and/or Auxiliary wins first place in the State competition in any of the first three (3) categories, the winners are invited to compete at the National Convention.  The winners are responsible for setting up and taking down the displays at the National Convention.  The Post and State Chairman must contact Department Headquarters in writing giving the size of the display and the amount of space required for displaying the Buddy Poppy entry Competition. CHECK DEADLINE WITH NATIONAL by visiting online at www.vfw.org – National Convention.


All Post are reminded to purchase Buddy Poppies and carry out the VFW Tag Line "No one does more for Veterans!"

See the Forms section of our website to order Buddy Poppies! Remember place your orders early! Buddy Poppy Orders can take anywhere from 10-12 weeks to deliver! 


Buddy Poppy Order Form:     
(*Please note that this order form is ONLY for Post in  the Department of Louisiana)