Calvert City, KY (December 6, 2021) – Calvert City’s Youth Voice is a monthly writing contest developed for young authors between the age of 5 and 18. The first of December was the deadline for entries and the winner is Joshua Mouser of Marshall County.

Calvert Area Development Association used a rubric judging system to choose the November winner. “We received 43 submissions and they were all wonderful,” said Blair Travis, Director of Marketing, Communications, and Business Development for Calvert City. Judges received the submissions with just the writings. They did not know how old the author was or where they were located.

Joshua enjoys making music and skateboarding. His favorite teachers are Evelyn Conley, Tessa Powell, Joe Roberts, and Ronnie Payton.

The next deadline for the monthly writing contest is January 1. Young writers are encouraged to submit original work in any style of creative writing. One winner will be awarded monthly.

Monthly winners will receive $50 and an ad in the Lake News with their published work. The deadline to submit work will be on the 1st of each month. This contest is not limited to Calvert City residents. We encourage writers from across the region to submit their original work.

For more information on Calvert City’s Youth Voice, please call City Hall at 270-395-7138 or by email at

To read Joshua’s submission click HERE!