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Paducah students asked to enter Christmas Ornament Contest


Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler is inviting students who are Paducah residents to participate in the 3rd annual Student Christmas Ornament Contest. 

Mayor Gayle Kaler is asking students to handcraft Christmas ornaments to decorate a tree in the foyer of City Hall. 

The contest is for all students, kindergarten through 12th grade, who are City of Paducah residents.

“The purpose of this contest is to provide an outlet for artistic expression, each ornament submitted meeting the criteria is placed on the Christmas tree, and each ornament is beautiful in its own way," Kaler said. "The real joy is watching students find their ornaments on the tree to show their friends and family.”

The deadline to submit an ornament with a completed Ornament Submission Form to City Hall is Friday, November 20 at 4:30 p.m. 

No entry fee is required. 

The top three ornaments in each of the three categories will be recognized at the December 8 City Commission meeting. 

The judging categories are K-3rdgrade, 4th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade. 

Here are the criteria for the ornaments are listed below:

  • Ornaments should be 3-7 inches in height (not including hanger) and ready to hang.
  • Ornaments should be approximately a half pound or less in weight.
  • No glass or other breakable materials.
  • Only one entry per student.
  • The use of recycled and natural materials is encouraged.
  • Special consideration will be given to ornaments featuring Paducah’s history, landmarks, name, etc.
  • Enclose a completed Ornament Submission Form with your entry providing a detailed description of the ornament.  Ornaments that cannot be matched with the Ornament Submission Form may be displayed but will not be eligible for judging.
  • Artwork must be the student’s own.  
  • Ornaments will be viewed close up so details are important.

For more information about the 2015 Student Christmas Ornament Contest including the Ornament Submission Form, please visit

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