First lady promotes poster contest for Inauguration Day


FRANKFORT, Ky, (KT) - Kentucky’s incoming first lady announced on Tuesday a poster contest for children, with winners’ work displayed in the Capitol on Inauguration Day.

Britainy Beshear was joined by her husband, Gov.-elect Andy Beshear, for the Tuesday event in the Capitol. “We want to know, from children across the commonwealth, what you think makes Team Kentucky,” she said, which is the gubernatorial inauguration theme.

“We want to see your vision and your artwork on what common goals we all share,” Mrs. Beshear continued. “Whatever that means to you, we want to see it.”

Children between the ages of six and 17 are invited to take place in the competition, which will be held in three age categories, ages 6-9, 10-13 and 14-17. Two additional overall winners will be selected for having the most colorful and most creative poster.

“The winners will have their poster framed and displayed at the Capitol during the inaugural festivities,” she said. “Each winner, we want them to bring their family, a representative or two from the school that they attend, and they will be recognized at the Capitol opening ceremony on Dec. 10.”

A panel of judges, which includes Mrs. Beshear, will determine the winners. Judging criteria includes:

--Clear and creative expression of the theme

--Excellence in art and text

--Follows contest rules

Posters should be submitted on paper no larger than 12 x 16 inches and include a completed entry form. Please do not frame and please, no computer-generated artwork. Please use, color crayons, watercolor, acrylic, oil, permanent markers, felt-tip pens, soft ballpoint pens, colored pencils or permanent ink. Please do not use nonpermanent mediums, like charcoal.

By sending in a poster, it will become the property of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and it will not be returned. It may be displayed in state buildings, publications or other promotions.

For contest rules and entry information, go to

For an entry form, go to

Entries must be postmarked no later than December 3, 2019.


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