Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear is seeking original art and/or essays form public, private and home school students as part of a year-long series of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Kentucky Governor's Mansion, also known as "People's House." Rebecca Blessing of the Kentucky Department of Education joins us on Sound Good with the details.
"The winning entries will be displayed right along with the other artwork at the mansion, and they will become part of the mansion's permanent collection... And we're also very excited, the first lady has been so gracious and offered to host a lunch for the winners, their parents and teachers at the mansion."
Jane Beshear says the Centennial Celebration is an opportunity for students to learn about the architectural, political and social history of the mansion. The visual contest is open to students grades K-12, the essay contest for students grades 4-12. First place winners in each age group will receive a $100 prize, join the First Lady for lunch at the mansion and have their work on public display at the mansion.