Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

KYTC encourages students to enter Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest

Deadline for students to submit original artwork is Jan. 22, 2021.

By Naitore Djigbenou/Chuck Wolfe

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) encouraged Kentucky students to enter the 2020-2021 edition of its popular Adopt-a-Highway art contest. The theme is Adopt-a-Highway: For a Litter-Free Kentucky.

Entries must be postmarked no later than Jan. 22, 2021. Students enrolled in Kentucky public, private or home schools may enter. The entry form, evaluation criteria and other information for students, parents and teachers are available on the program website.

The contest is divided into four age groups: 5-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18. Winners of each age division earn a $100 gift card while second- and third-place finishers receive a $50 gift card. Additionally, first- through third-place recipients for all age groups will have their artwork featured in the Adopt-a-Highway Calendar and prints will be displayed in the Transportation Cabinet's Conference Center in Frankfort.

"There are prizes for the winners, but the real payoff is that our youngest citizens are engaged early in life to promote a cleaner Kentucky," Gov. Andy Beshear said.

"The KYTC Adopt-a-Highway art contest has been a favorite of Kentucky students of all ages for many years," KYTC Secretary Jim Gray said. "Year in and year out, we invite Kentucky students of all ages to submit original artwork that promotes the goal of keeping our roadsides and streams litter-free and our commonwealth beautiful."

KYTC has held the contest for over 20 years to increase environmental awareness among children, educate the public about the harmful effects of litter and encourage behaviors that promote a clean environment. Last year, more than 1,000 students from across the commonwealth submitted artwork.

For additional information about the Adopt-a-Highway Program, including entry forms and evaluation criteria for the 2020-2021 Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest visit

This story was posted on 2020-12-09 07:18:27
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


Quick Links to Popular Features


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.