Kentucky Proud

2017 Poster and Essay Contest: "Kentucky Farmers Feed the Hungry"


Contest Grade First Name Last Name School
Essay 4 Kate Hayden Home School
Essay 5 Kamron Hardesty Payneville Elementary
Essay 6 Lexi Hayden Home School
Essay 7 Naomi English Glasgow Middle School
Essay 8 Josie Beauchamp FAITH Academics Homeschool Co-Op
Essay 9 Miriam Moore FAITH Academics Homeschool Co-Op
Essay 10 Lillian Haldeman FAITH Academics Homeschool Co-Op
Essay 12 James Pack Franklin County High School
Digital 10 Katrin Wilson Whispering Hills Christian Academy
Poster K Greta Gibson Higlands Latin School
Poster 1 Jason McDonald Waco Elementary School
Poster 2 Benjamin Caldbeck Caldbeck Ag Education
Poster 3 Sofie Walter Sharpe Elementary School
Poster 4 Julia Hadsell South Side Elementary School
Poster 5 Elizabeth Monterosso Mt. Washington Elementary School
Poster 6 Gracie Doublin Carlisle Co. Middle School
Poster 7 Rachael Tanner West Hardin Middle School
Poster 8 Suzie Endicott Barren County Middle School
Poster 9 Abby Steele Mercer County Senior High School
Poster 10 Alyssa Baker Mercer County Senior High School
Poster 11 Sarah Caldbeck Daviess County High School
Poster 12 Devin Lorch Mercer County Senior High School


Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky students all across the Commonwealth to create and submit original works of art to show the importance of agriculture to the Commonwealth’s way of life and our future. Students are encouraged to submit either a poster, essay, or digital image based on the contest theme. The theme for 2017 is “Kentucky Farmers Feed the Hungry.”  Statewide poster and essay winners from each grade, Kindergarten through 12th grade, will be chosen, and an overall digital winner will be selected. Cash prizes will be presented to the winners at the 2017 Poster and Essay Awards Ceremony.  Information regarding the ceremony is TBD at this time.  The winning entries will be displayed in the Commissioner’s Office in Frankfort, at the 2017 Kentucky State Fair, and on the KDA website.


Entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 7th and mailed to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 111 Corporate Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601. A completed entry form must be taped or glued to the back of each entry.  If all information on the entry form is not completed the submission will be disqualified. Winners will be notified by May 1st.  For more information and rules to participate in the contest please click at the bottom of the page on “Poster and Essay Contest Rules and Guidelines” and “Poster and Essay Contest Entry Form” for the entry form.



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See below for more information, including complete contest rules and entry forms, or contact Elizabeth Gordon at (502) 782-4125 or


Printable Forms and Rules