The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently announced the beginning of the annual Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest, which emphasizes and promotes the importance of removing litter from Kentucky roadways.

Students are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2014. The contest is open to all Kentucky elementary, middle and high school students.

Exposure to the contest and to the Adopt-a-Highway program provides young people with an opportunity to express a sense of ownership in Kentucky’s highways and stress the importance of keeping them clean and free of litter. The contest is aimed at educating and encouraging children not to litter and to spread the message to others.

Parents, teachers and family members are asked to encourage children to participate in the contest. The entry form with the necessary certificate of authenticity can be obtained by contacting the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Public Affairs.

The form also is available online at Click on art contest. Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 30, 2013.