Art Contest

The Heritage Art, Essay, and Multi-media Contest

The Art, Essay, and Multimedia Contest was the inspiration of Dottie Dallmeyer and her late father, Dr. Joseph Summers Jr.  Dr. Summers impressed upon Dottie that if children learn about local history at a young age, perhaps they will become more involved in preserving and passing on that history as adults.

High School Sketch Day, sponsored by the Jefferson City Art Club, was already in existence.  So in 1994, the Historic City of Jefferson, through Dottie, tapped in to that contest and began offering HCJ’s Art and Essay Contest for middle school and high school students.  To keep up with changing technology, the Multi-media category was added several years ago.  Our mission includes offering activities for education, and the recording of the City of Jefferson’s historical and architectural heritage.  Cash prizes are awarded to the winners in each category. This year’s ceremony was held on May 16.

2017 Complete Winner List Link




Also included in this ceremony is recognition for two awards through the Historic Preservation Commission.  For more information on the Landmark Awards and Gregory Stockard Distinguished Service Award go to the Historic Preservation Commission website ( and click on the Historic Preservation link in the left side menu. The complete booklet of all awards in under Heritage Day Celebrations.

Landmark Awards:

1919 West Main Street, Owners:  Brad and Kay Lindsey (parents of HCJ Board member Lauren Lewis)




712 East High Street, owners, Donna and Michel Deetz (Donna is a current HCJ Board member)




Gregory Stockard Distinguished Service Award:

Henry Gensky, current HCJ Board member





HCJ Art Contest info 2017