Kentucky Proud


“Kentucky Agriculture: Our Farms, Our Food, Our Future” was the theme of the
Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Kentucky Agriculture & Environment in the Classroom
2016 Poster and Essay Contest.


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


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