The Letcher County Conservation District is sponsoring its annual art/ writing contest with the theme “Protect Kentucky’s Soil”. The art contest is open to students in grades K-5. Prizes include $250 to state first place winners, $150 to second place, and $50 to third place; $50 to regional first place winners and $25 to county first place winners. All entries must be submitted to the Conservation District office by Dec. 9. For more information, call 633-4448.