Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest

2016 Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest

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Paducah Parks and Recreation and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are hosting the annual Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest. The contest is for all K-12 students in Paducah and McCracken County.

Judging will be in four divisions:

  • Grades K-2 (8” x 11” picture)
  • Grades 3-5 (100-150 word essay)
  • Grades 6-8 (150-200 word essay), 
  • Grades 9-12 (200-300 word essay)

First, second, and third place winners will be selected from each grade division. First place winners will receive a ribbon and $100 from the City of Paducah. Second place winners will receive a ribbon and $50 from the City of Paducah. Each third place winner will receive a ribbon and $25 from the City of Paducah. Winners will be invited to present their picture or read their essay at the Veterans Day Parade opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on November 11 at Dolly McNutt Memorial Plaza. The winners also are invited to ride on a float in the parade.

The following must be on the back of each entry: student’s name, grade, name of school and teacher, and the school’s phone number or email address. The deadline to submit entries is Thursday, October 20, 2016 by 5 pm. Entries can be hand-delivered to the Parks and Recreation Department office at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive or mailed to the following address:

Veterans Day Essay Contest
P.O. Box 7265
Paducah, KY 42002-7265

For more information about Parks Department events and activities, visit the Parks and Recreation Department at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive or call 270-444-8508.

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