(DEADLINE:  APRIL 13, 2018)

$275 prizes are being awarded to winning Essay or Multimedia contest entries.  The theme is “Why Thomas Jefferson Should Matter Today.”  Entries are to be dropped off or sent to the City of Jefferson (Jefferson City) office – see poster for details.  The Award Ceremony is April 30 at Avenue HQ, 6 pm. Thomas Jefferson contest Flyer April 2018 (Click Here for more Information)


The Heritage Art, Essay, and Multi-media Contest

For 2018, only the Art portion of this contest – for high school students – is being offered.  Entries are due by May 7, with prizes awarded (see the attached flyer).  The 2018 ceremony will be held on May 15, 4 pm, at City Hall in the City Council Chambers (320 E McCarty Street). 

       2018 Heritage Art Poster              Art Contest Rules 2018

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.


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 2017

1919 West Main Street, Owners:  Brad and Kay Lindsey

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

Gregory Stockard Distinguished Service Award 2017

Henry Gensky, past HCJ Board member