The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is sponsoring two student contests to celebrate Earth Day 2017.
Students are invited to submit posters for the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s 2017 State School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The contest is open to all elementary and middle school students, and high school students in special education and computer-aided drawing programs.
Students ages 6-16 are invited to participate in the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet’s 2018 Public Service Recognition Poster Contest, which is intended to increase awareness of the achievements and contributions of state employees in the workplace and their communities.
High school students are invited to enter the Don’t Let Them Die‐Find Help Now KY Public Service Announcement Challenge, in which they can create public service announcements about opioid addiction awareness.
The 2016 Law Day Art Contest provides an opportunity for students to learn about the legal system and justice while showing their creativity and competing for prizes. The contest, presented by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Young Lawyers Division, can be incorporated into a curriculum, offered as extra credit or done just for fun.
Registration is open for the Kentucky Economics Challenge, a free online competition in which students can demonstrate their knowledge of economic literacy.
Students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit original artwork for the Governor’s Derby Poster Contest. Students are invited to submit their rendition of what they think Derby day looks like, with the winning poster to be displayed in the Capitol.
The KET Young Writers Contest gives students in grades K-8 the opportunity to ignite their imaginations through creative writing. The contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning and empowers children to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing their own stories.
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is seeking judges for its National History Day in Kentucky regional and state contests. Regional contests will take place March 3-24 at five colleges and universities across the state, and the state contest will be April 21 in Lexington.
Nominations are being accepted for the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition’s Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year award, which honors a Kentucky teacher in grades K-12 who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to teaching financial literacy topics and motivating students to learn about personal finance.