2020 Youth Art Contest Awards

The 2020 Youth Art Contest was held in November and was an online event.

Alexis Knott, an eleventh-grade student from Zumbrota won the People’s Choice Award for her painted guitar. The People’s Choice Award was selected by those who voted between November 21 and 28, 2020 for their favorite artwork on the ZAAC website.

Winners in the grade categories were:
Eliya Trost of Hastings in the Pre-K – K category
Norah Groby of Zumbrota in the Grades 1-4 category
Josh Wedde of Zumbrota in the Grades 5-8 category
Sara Mae Halverson of Goodhue in the Grades 9-12 category

The winners in these grade categories were selected by a panel of three judges. The judges also awarded an honorable mention award in the Grades 5-8 category to Arlyn von-Knobelsdorff-Breckenhoff of Goodhue.

2020 Winner Photos Below:

Knott, Alexis, People’s Choice Award Winner – Painted Guitar

Trost, Eliya, Pre-K-K Winner – Boo

Groby, Norah 1-4 Winner – Unicorn Shirt

Wedde, Josh 5-8 Winner – Warrior Sculpture

Halverson, Sara Mae 9-12 Winner – Meadowlark

von-Knobelsdorff-Breckenhoff, Arlyn 5-8 Honorable Mention – Tiger

View 2020 Youth Art by Age Category at the following links:

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeast Minnesota Art Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

2019 Results

Alexis Knott, a ninth grader from Zumbrota, won the People’s Choice Award for her artwork in the Youth Art Contest sponsored by the Zumbrota Area Arts Council (ZAAC) as part of the 2019 Covered Bridge Festival. The People’s Choice selection is made by attendees who vote on their favorite art.

People’s Choice Winner 2019

Winners in the age category awards were Aiyona Boutin of Cannon Falls in the 9th – 12th grade category, Josh Wedde of Zumbrota in the 5th – 8th grade category and Simon Grove of Zumbrota in the Pre-K – 4th grade category.

Aiyona Boutin of Cannon Falls


2018 and Earlier Winners: