ZAAC YOUTH ART CONTEST

2022 Youth Art Contest Entries
Pre-K to K art
Grades 1 to 4 art
Grades 5 to 8 art
Grades 9 to 12 art

The Zumbrota Area Arts Council (ZAAC) is sponsoring an online Youth Art Contest June 17-24, 2022. The Youth Art Contest is an opportunity to feature local youth art from artists in grades PK-12. (Prior to 2020 Youth Art Contests have been held in conjunction with the Covered Bridge Festival.)

ENTRY FORMS AND PRIZE INFORMATION

Youth artists are welcome to enter up to three items. Any art medium is welcome. The youth art entry form is here: Youth Art Entry Form

Each piece of art needs a separate entry form. The grade categories and monetary prizes are PK –K $15, Grades 1- 4 – $25, Grades 5 – 8 – $40, Grades 9 – 12 – $50, and the People’s Choice award – $70. A single student can win the prize for her or his age group plus The People’s Choice Award.

DETAILS

Art can be in a variety of forms including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, mobiles, woodcarving, glassworks, or any other art form not mentioned.

When art entries are completed contact Candy at 507-843-4320 to arrange for ZAAC to receive the art for entry in the contest. ZAAC must receive all youth art entries by Friday, June 3, 2022. Alternatively, ZAAC will accept a high-quality photograph of the art. The photograph and the completed entry form may be emailed to Candy at: 47323candy@gmail.com

Art will be photographed and then the photographs displayed on the ZAAC website (www.zaac.org) from June 17-24. Artists will have the opportunity to view their artwork online during the week of the contest.

Artists may retrieve their art after it is photographed. We will have the art available for pickup at the State Theatre at certain times or arrangements may be made with Candy at 507-843-4320 to retrieve the art. Art must be picked up by July 31.

JUDGING

Local judges will select the winners in each age group. Those who view the art on the ZAAC website during the June 17-24 period will have the opportunity to vote to determine the People’s Choice award winner. A photo of each winner with the winning artwork will be posted on the ZAAC website and may be used for promotional purposes.

CONTACTS
Candy Marx and Bill Marx – Youth Art Contest
47323candy@gmail.com
507-843-4320

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.

2022 Youth Art Contest Awards

The 2022 Youth Art Contest was held in June and was an online event.

Jordyn Christensen-Kurz, a Kindergarten student from West Concord won the People’s Choice Award for her sketch of a family. The People’s Choice Award was selected by those who voted between June 17 and 24, 2022 for their favorite artwork on the ZAAC website.

Winners in the grade categories were:
Cole Kahnke of Zumbrota in the Pre-K – K category for his flowers and rainbow painting.
Evelyn Rude of Zumbrota in the Grades 1-4 category for her fireworks painting.
Clara Hornseth of Zumbrota in the Grades 5-8 category for her strawberry painting.
Jose Wedde of Zumbrota in the Grades 9-12 category for his covered bridge painting.

The winners in these grade categories were selected by a panel of three judges.

2022 Winner Photos Below:

Jordyn Christensen-Kurz, a Kindergarten student from West Concord won the People’s Choice Award for her sketch

Cole Kahnke of Zumbrota in the Pre-K – K category for his flowers and rainbow painting

Evelyn Rude of Zumbrota in the Grades 1-4 category for her fireworks painting

Clara Hornseth of Zumbrota in Grades 5-8 category for her strawberry painting

Jose Wedde of Zumbrota in the Grades 9-12 category for his covered bridge painting

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: