Transportation Cabinet accepting entries for art contest

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it is accepting student entries for its 2016 Adopt-a-Highway art contest.

A statement from the agency says the deadline for entries to be postmarked is Oct. 31.

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The annual contest is held to increase public awareness about litter, to change attitudes and behaviors about littering and to educate Kentuckians about the Adopt-a-Highway program.

The contest is divided in to four age groups, ranging from 5 to 18. First- through third-place winners of each division will receive gift cards as well as have their work featured in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar.

Last year’s contest garnered about 1,400 entries.

A .pdf of the entry form has been attached to this story: aah-art-contest-entry-form-2016

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.