KDOT to sponsor youth arts contest

March 10, 2011

The Kansas Department of Transportation is sponsoring its fifth annual arts contest that encourages Kansas youth to resist pressure and abstain from drinking alcohol until reaching the legal age limit of 21.

Entrants can express themselves creatively through music, art or writing in hopes of winning as much as $3,000 in scholarships. Kansas residents, ages 14 through 20, are encouraged to enter the competition by visiting

Entries are due April 15. Three separate $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in June for best music, best art and best writing. It is possible for one contestant to win in more than one category.

Potential topics could include: peer pressure to drink alcohol, finding more to life than drinking and problems that are created or made worse by alcohol.

Entries will be judged by instructors and professionals in the three categories, KDOT representatives, and youth advocates from across the state.

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