Carnegie Center

Entries will submit a cover sheet and their submission.       

  • Entry is FREE
  • Due date September 15th                   
  • Winners announced October 15th
  • Reading at Carnegie Center in Lexington November 15th

On Cover Sheet:      


Parent/guardian name (if under 18)

Email Address

Phone number

Mailing address, city, state

Grade/year in school

School, county


College Students – 750 words

Op-ed. Take a point of view on Kentucky’s hemp industry that may be published in a newspaper.

Winner: $150 bond; 2nd $100 bond; 3rd $75 bond


High School – 500 words

Make a case to your state legislator about the future of hemp in Kentucky.

Winner: $100 bond; 2nd $75 bond; 3rd $50 bond


Middle School – 250 words

Industrial hemp is a plant that has been used for rope, paint, clothing and hundreds of other

products. If you could design anything using industrial hemp, what would you make? Describe

the product, the part of the hemp plant you would use, and how it may benefit humanity.

Winner: $75 bond; 2nd $50 bond; 3rd $25 bond     


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