The Zumbrota Area Arts Council (ZAAC) is sponsoring a Youth Art Contest as part of Zumbrota’s Covered Bridge Festival. The 2020 youth art display and contest will be at the Zumbrota Public Library, 100 W. Ave, Zumbrota on Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Featured is local youth art from artists in grades PK-12.


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
We ask that one entry form be attached to each art piece. 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.


Art can be in a variety of genres. Drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, mobiles, woodcarving, glass works or any other art form not mentioned.

Art entries can be dropped off at Flowers on Main, 345 S. Main Street, Zumbrota, or with your School art teacher and a ZAAC volunteer will pick it up.

Artists will have the opportunity to view their artwork during the show in the library’s reading room and can pick up their items at the end of the event. If unable to retrieve their items that day, the artwork will be at Flowers on Main in Zumbrota and can be picked up there at a later date. This year all the prize winning artists will also have the option of leaving their artwork at the library to be displayed in the entrance lobby of the library for the month of July, so more of the public can view the art. If this option is chosen ZAAC will transfer the art works from the library to Flowers on Main for pick up. Art must be picked up by July 31.  A photo of each winner (which we will take) with the winning art piece will be used for promotional purposes.

This exciting project spotlights our local youth talent. ZAAC provides a venue for youth to share their talents and instill a love, joy and passion for art for everyone, as well as showcasing the incredible talent in our local area.


Local judges will select the winners in each age group and event attendees vote to determine the People’s Choice award winner. The People’s Choice award winner’s artwork will be featured on promotional materials for next year’s event.


Candy Marx – Volunteer – Youth Art Contest

Brenda Lerum – Volunteer – Youth Art Contest
507-732-5599 or 507-358-4826

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.

Simon Grove of Zumbrota

Josh Wedde of Zumbrota

Aiyona Boutin of Cannon Falls


2018 and Earlier Winners: