Thank you for your interest in the Secretary of State's Annual Slogan Contest. The Slogan Contest is an excellent opportunity for students to engage in our democratic process, with the possibility of winning valuable prizes. Especially in light of the trend of decreasing voter participation among the youngest demographics, Secretary Grimes encourages all students and teachers to demonstrate their commitment to active citizenship by participating in the Contest.
Winners of the Slogan Contest will be chosen by an online poll open to the public, and prizes will be awarded to the overall first, second, and third-place winners. First place will receive a $1000 savings bond; second place will receive a $600 savings bond; and third place will receive a $400 savings bond.
Winners will be notified no later than March 2013 and will be invited to participate in a presentation with Secretary Grimes or her representative.
Please review this webpage or donload the informational packet for complete information regarding the Slogan Contest.
||Slogan Contest Rules
1. The Slogan Contest is open to all Kentucky students in grades 6-8.
2. Slogan entry is limited to one per student.
3. Students must submit their slogans on the prescribed entry form. All sections of the entry form must be completed.
4. Students may submit their slogans online or by mail to:
ATTN: Slogan and Essay Contest
Office of the Secretary of State
Suite 152, State Capitol
700 Capital Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
5. All entries must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. (EST) Friday, December 1, 2012, or postmarked by that date, to be eligible for consideration.
6. Entries become the property of the Kentucky Secretary of State's Office and may be used for other purposes with credit to the author. Winning entries will be posted on the Secretary of State's website and may be used for other civic-related material.
7. All guidelines must be met for any entry to be considered by contest judges.
Write a slogan that addresses voting, voter registration, and/or elections in Kentucky.
For judging purposes, the slogan must be an attention-grabbing word or phrase that expresses the importance of eligible Kentuckians participating in local, state and national elections by registering and going to the polls, or the democratic freedom of participating in elections.
||Past Slogan Contest Winners
2012 Slogan Contest Winners
1st Place - "Voting! Kentucky's fuel of democracy."
Mackenzie F. Brunson, Northern Middle School, Pulaski County
2nd Place - "Drop the remote, put on your coat and go vote!"
Tyler Lawrence, Benton Middle School, Marshall County
3rd Place - "You determine Kentucky's future, make the right choice. Vote!"
Melody Decker, Union County Middle School, Morganfield
2011 Slogan Contest Winners
1st Place - "Your Vote. Your Choice. Kentucky's Future."
Clare Kresse, J. Graham Brown School
2nd Place - "It's your freedom; Vote Kentucky!"
Bailey Tungate, Lebanon Middle School
3rd Place - "Vote now or forever hold your peace."
James Jacobs, Saint Charles Middle School
Thank you to the Secretary of State's partners - KEA and KEA Retired, Harp Enterprises, Election Systems & Software, the University of Kentucky Scripps Howard First Amendment Center and Kentuckiana Election Service Co. - for their generous sponsorship of this program.