Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest

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2021 Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest

Students are invited to submit entries for the Veterans Day Poster & Essay Contest organized by the Parks & Recreation Department and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  The contest is for all K-12 students in Paducah and McCracken County.  Judging will be in four divisions:

  • Grades K-2 (8 1/2” x 11” picture, original artwork) – Theme: How I Honor Our Veterans
  • Grades 3-5 (100-150 word essay) – Theme: My Duty on Veterans Day
  • Grades 6-8 (150-200 word essay) – Theme: Why I Honor the American Flag
  • Grades 9-12 (200-300 word essay) – Theme: How Do Monuments Support American Veterans

First, second, and third place winners will be selected from each grade division with the City of Paducah providing cash awards. First place winners will receive $100. Second place winners will receive $50 with each third place winner receiving $25. 

The following must be included with each entry:  student’s name, grade, name of school and teacher, and the school’s (or home school's) phone number or email address.  Entries must be the original work of the student.  The deadline to submit entries is Wednesday, October 27, by 4:30 p.m.  Entries can dropped off at the Parks & Recreation Office at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive or mailed to

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