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, created to foster an interest for local history in students.

In 1994, the Historic City of Jefferson tapped into the existing High School Sketch Day and began offering HCJ’s Art and Essay Contest for middle school and high school students.  The Multi-media category was added several years ago.  With changing technology and changes in the way today’s students learn, HCJ is in the process of revamping this contest.

In 2018, only the Art portion of the contest was offered.  Here is a photo of the winners:

The Heritage Days Awards Ceremony, partnered with the Historic Preservation Commission, includes recognition for two additional awards:  the Local Landmark Awards and Gregory Stockard Distinguished Service Award. 

The 2018 Heritage Day Celebration booklet, complete with information about all winners, is available at

 Landmark Awards 2018

130 E High Street, James and Irene Tergin

720 E High Street, Michel and Donna Deetz

1213 Elmerine Ave, Kevin and Judy Murray

Gregory Stockard Distinguished Service Award 2018

Holly Stitt, HCJ Board member   

Laura Ward, City Councilwoman