Deadline for 2018 Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest

Paducah Parks & 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 with the theme Veterans - Your Service is not Forgotten:

  • Grades K-2 (8” x 11” picture) - Portrait of a Veteran's Service
  • Grades 3-5 (100-150 word essay) - Thank You for Serving
  • Grades 6-8 (150-200 word essay) - How we Remember our Veterans
  • Grades 9-12 (200-300 word essay) - Impact of our Veterans Service Globally

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 November 13 meeting of the Paducah Board of Commissioners.  Plus, the winners will be recognized at the opening ceremony immediately before the Veterans Day Parade.  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.  Entries must be the original work of the student. The deadline to submit entries is Thursday, October 18, 2018, by 5 p.m. Entries can be hand-delivered to the Parks & 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.

Date: 
October 18, 2018 5:00 pm