Secretary of State Announces Student Essay and Slogan Contests

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Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams has announced a statewide essay contest for 9th – 12th grade students, and a statewide slogan contest for grades 6 – 8. The Secretary of State will award prizes and recognize the winners in a public ceremony.  

“My first interest in politics and public affairs came at the same age as that of the young people who will participate in these contests. I hope this opportunity inspires them,” said Adams.

The question presented by the essay contest is, “What changes should Kentucky make to its election system, and why?” The contest limits suggestions to those which would not require a constitutional amendment, and limits essays to 1,000 words.

The slogan contest will help select a slogan for Secretary Adams’ new Frederick Douglass Award program, which will promote and recognize voter registration efforts among Kentucky high school students.

All entries must be electronically submitted by Wednesday at 5 p.m. (EST), December 23, or postmarked by December 23.

Find out more at sos.ky.gov/civics/essayslogan.