March 1st is the entry deadline for several KEHA contests. Please review below, click the links to access information and forms, and be sure to submit your entries! For questions regarding any of the upcoming deadlines, contact the officer or chairperson listed below.

  • Cultural Arts—Creative Writing - The creative writing contest includes three categories – poetry, short stories, and memoirs. All KEHA members are eligible to submit original works. Details are provided in pages 37-39 of the KEHA Handbook. Send entries to Marilyn Watson, Cultural Arts Chairman, 2286 Melwood Drive, Henderson, KY 42420 or via email to
  • Environment, Housing and Energy Contest - The Environment, Housing and Energy Awards will recognize KEHA members, clubs and counties working to beautify their communities by participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program. Additional information is included on page 49 of the KEHA Handbook. Send entries to Debbie Pierce, 429 Marsailles Road, Versailles, KY 40383 or
  • Family and Individual Development Contest - The Family and Individual Development contest will recognize KEHA projects that focus on nurturing families. Review the contest guidelines on page 55 of the KEHA Handbook. Send entries to Leoni Mundelius, Family and Individual Development Chairman, 675 Ky Hwy 198, Stanford, KY 40484 or via email to
  • 4-H Youth Development Contest - The 4-H Youth Development contest will recognize individuals, clubs, and counties for their work in support of 4-H through volunteer service and 4-H Camp Scholarships.  Additional information and the entry form are available on pages 64-65 of the KEHA Handbook. Send entries to Cathy Kunkel-Mains, 13127 Madison Pike, Morning View, KY 41063 or via email to
  • Food, Nutrition and Health Contests - The KEHA Food, Nutrition and Health awards seeks to recognize clubs, counties or areas who have conducted outstanding fundraising for ovarian cancer research and screening or completed projects focused on promoting a healthy Kentucky. Learn more by reviewing page 60 of the KEHA Handbook. Send entries to Julie Hook, Food, Nutrition & Health Chairman, 74 County Road 1021, Cunningham, KY 42035 or via email to
  • International Project Awards - The KEHA International program includes an opportunity for recognition related to projects focused on program goals. Review details on page 73 of the KEHA Handbook. Send entries to Becky Clay, International Chairman, 7668 Ky Route 580, Oil Springs, KY 41238 or via email to
  • Community Volunteerism Awards - The KEHA Community Volunteerism awards recognize clubs or counties for involvement in community leadership, community issues or community service. Contest guidelines are included on page 88 of the KEHA Handbook. Send entries to Karen Yerkey, KEHA Leadership Development Chairman at 6992 Hwy 1740, Hardinsburg, KY 40143-6182 or via email to