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Poetry Unites Kentucky contest deadline extended to Oct. 1; contest on favorite poem open to Kentuckians

Responding to several requests from the prospect contest’s participants, the Poetry Unites Kentucky contest’s deadline has been extended to Oct. 1. The Poetry Unites Kentucky contest for the best essay on a favorite poem is open to all Kentuckians and is inviting them to write about their favorite poem. Eight finalists will be chosen from submitted essays and from those four will be selected to...

Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contest sets ‘Wild Side of Kentucky’ theme

The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, in partnership with the Kentucky Farm Bureau, announces the beginning of the 2015 Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contest titled, “The Wild Side of Kentucky.” Students across the state will use a wildlife theme to create art and essays to urge their audience toward good wildlife conservation practices. County, area and state winners...

Earth Day photography contest celebrates the beauty and diversity of nature in Kentucky

  The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has kicked off its fifth-annual ‘Capture the Earth’ digital photography contest for all Kentucky students in grades 6-8.   Judges will look for originality and creativity, photo composition, and a brief explanation of how well the photograph celebrates the beauty and diversity of Kentucky and encourages others to care about the state’s environment...

Keep It Real: Remix student-made video contest online voting runs from Jan. 12-23

  High school aged youth across the Commonwealth, along with the general public are invited to View and Vote for their favorite student-made commercials during the 10th annual Keep It Real: REMIX Video Contest January 12 – 23 here.   (Photo form Wikimedia) The Keep It Real contest has returned this year after a one-year hiatus with a bigger reach and a broader focus.   Teen filmmakers...

Adopt-a-Highway poster contest sparks awareness and creativity from students

1st place poster in the 15-17 age category by Nicole Giesbers from Williamstown Independent Schools, Grant County (Photo provided)   Most of them may not be able to drive yet, but students ages 6 to 17 showed that they care about the highways across the state.   Students from Williamstown Independent Schools in Grant County, Drakes Creek Middle School in Warren County, Immaculate Heart of...