Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest

2019 Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest

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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 Our American Veteran Heroes:

  • Grades K-2 (8 1/2” x 11” picture) - What Veterans Do to Help Others
  • Grades 3-5 (100-150 word essay) - Why are Veterans Our Heroes?
  • Grades 6-8 (150-200 word essay) - What Makes a Veteran an American Hero?
  • Grades 9-12 (200-300 word essay) - The Qualities that Designate Our Veterans as Heroes

First, second, and third place winners will be selected from each grade division. First place winners will receive $100 from the City of Paducah. Second place winners will receive $50 with each third place winner receiving $25 from the City of Paducah.  Winners will receive their awards and recognition at the American Hero Veterans Day Celebration at the Expo Center on November 11.  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 (or home school's) phone number or email address.  Entries must be the original work of the student. The deadline to submit entries is Thursday, October 31, 2019, by 4:30 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.