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Essay and Slogan Contest

​​​​​​Essay and Slogan Contest

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael G. Adams announces a statewide essay contest for students in grades 9 through 12, and a statewide slogan contest for grades 6-8. The Secretary of State will award prizes and recognize winners in a public ceremony.

Secretary Adams encourages all eligible students to demonstrate their commitment to active citizenship by participating in the contest. Secretary Adams appreciates the partnership of sponsors willing to invest in the next generation of Kentucky’s leaders.

Essay and Slogan Contest Rules and Submission Form [PDF, 161KB]​​ 

Essays and slogans may be submitted either online or by mail to:

ATTN: Essay and Slogan Contest
Office of the Secretary of State
Suite 152, State Capitol
700 Capital Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601

Deadline to Enter: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by 5 p.m. (EST)
If you have any questions about the contest, please contact the Office at (502) 564-3490 or via e​mail

Essay Contest (High school students, grades 9-12)

2022 Essay Prompt - “What can Kentucky do to recruit more poll workers?” Please limit your essay to 1,000 words.​

Slogan Contest (Middle school students, grades 6-8)​

2022 Slogan Prompt - Kentucky is ever in need of people to serve as poll workers. Suggest a slogan to promote poll worker recruitment​.


Secretary Adams encourages sponsors to contribute in support of this contest. Please contact Haley Day at (502) 782-7418 to volunteer or request more information. ​