Secretary of State Office’s 2021 essay and slogan contest deadline extended to Jan 31.


Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams is extending the deadline for submissions to his office’s 2021 essay and slogan contests to 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 31. The winners will receive prizes and be honored during a public ceremony.

“Extending our contest entry deadline to Jan. 31 ensures that our Western Kentucky students impacted by the recent severe weather will have an equal opportunity to participate,” said Adams.

The essay contest is for students in grades 9-12. The essay question posed to high schoolers is, “What changes should Kentucky make to improve civic education and literacy?” Students should limit their essays to 1,000 words.

The slogan contest is for students in grades 6-8. The contest invites middle school students to suggest a slogan for Secretary Adams’ Frederick Douglass Award program, which encourages voter registration efforts in Kentucky high schools.

Student and school names may not appear anywhere in the body of the essay or slogan.

Essays and slogans may be submitted online or by mail. More information can be found on the Secretary of State website.