Calvert City, KY (August 9, 2021) – Calvert City’s Youth Voice is a monthly writing contest developed for young authors between the age of 5 and 18. August 1 was the recent deadline for the monthly writing contest and the winner for August is Savannah Watson.

Calvert Area Development Association used a rubric judging system to choose the August winner. Judges received the submissions with just the writings. They did not know how old the author was or where they were located.

Watson attends McCracken County High School and enjoys singing, dancing, drawing, and reading. She has many favorite teachers including Miss Fallis, Miss Carver, Mr. Murphy, Mrs. Dublin, and Mr. Williams.

The next deadline for the monthly writing contest is September 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 first 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 view this month’s winning entry, click HERE!