The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the beginning of the annual Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest, which emphasizes and promotes the importance of removing litter from Kentucky roadways.
Students from across the Commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in a calendar for 2014. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age. First, second and third place winners are selected in four age groups.
Exposure to the contest and the Adopt-a-Highway program provides young people with an opportunity to express a sense of ownership in Kentucky’s highways and stress the importance of keeping them clean and free of litter. The contest is aimed at educating and encouraging children not to litter and to spread the message to others.
“Through this program the cabinet hopes to increase environmental awareness and stewardship among children and to bring about a change in attitudes and behaviors with respect to littering." --Mike Hancock, Kentucky Transportation Secretary
Parents, teachers and family members are asked to encourage children to participate in the contest. The entry form with the necessary certificate of authenticity can be obtained by contacting the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Office of Public Affairs.
Entries must be postmarked by September 30, 2013.