Kentucky art contest increases pollinator awareness

January 18, 2021 | 12:06 am

Updated January 17, 2021 | 8:54 pm

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Children ages 5-18 encouraged to participate

Kentucky’s youth are invited to participate in the Kentucky Pollinator Stakeholders Art Contest. The contest is designed to educate the public on the benefits of pollinators and encourage behaviors that promote pollinator habitats across Kentucky.

With the theme, “Pollinators and Their Floral Hosts in Kentucky,” the contest will focus on the state’s wide variety of flowers and plants and the pollinators that visit them. Youth ages 5-18 are invited to participate.

Contest participants are divided into age categories with prizes awarded for first, second and third place in each category. First-place winners will receive a $100 prize, second-place a $50 prize and third-place winner will receive a $25 prize. The prizes are sponsored by NiSource Charitable Foundation/Columbia Gas.

For more contest information or an entry form, visit There, participants will find suggestions on flowers and pollinators per age group.

Contest entries must be postmarked by Feb. 26, 2021.

“In agriculture, we know the importance of pollinators,” said Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. “This contest will allow children from across the commonwealth to spread that message in the most colorful, vibrant and artistic ways imaginable.”

January 18, 2021 | 12:06 am

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