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Kentucky's First Lady Derby Poster Contest Opens

High school students across the Commonwealth can submit ideas online

FRANKFORT, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kentucky's first lady, Glenna Bevin, is excited to announce the opening of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Poster contest. High school students across the Commonwealth may submit their artwork for consideration online, now through Feb. 17, 2017.

"What better way to demonstrate the 143rd Derby than through the eyes of the future of this Commonwealth," stated first lady Bevin.

The poster is meant to reflect the student's interpretation of the 143rd Kentucky Derby through a painted depiction. Students interested in submitting their artwork need simply to provide their contact information and a photo of their artwork through the online form. Acceptable photo files are JPEG, PNG and BMP. For more contest details, please visit the first lady's website.

"We are happy to offer high school students the opportunity to take part in this contest in a quick and easy manner and are pleased to provide the process online," said first lady Bevin.

All finalists will be asked to provide their original artwork and will be welcomed by the first lady at the Governor's Mansion for a reception and unveiling of the 2017 poster.

The contest form was built at no cost for the Office of the First Lady through a public-private partnership with Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive, LLC.

About is the official government Web portal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky ( ). is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Kentucky Interactive, LLC. Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive provides a secure, mobile-friendly platform that allows government agencies of any size to conduct business online and improve public access to information. Kentucky Interactive is part of firm NIC's (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides digital government solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the "100 Best Small Companies in America" six times and the company has been included four times on the Barron's 400 Index. Additional information is available at .

Sherri Eden, 502-875-3733
Marketing Manager
Office of Kentucky First Lady Glenna R. Bevin
Erin B. Mitchell, 502-564-2611
Chief of Staff

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