Art Contest/Scholarship

HISTORIC CITY OF JEFFERSON HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP – $300 – 1 Award (Deadline:  March 30, 2018)

This scholarship is open to high school Juniors and Seniors, who attend a high school/home school within the Jefferson City limits.   The purpose is to promote an interest in the history of Jefferson City, its people, and its architecture.  An essay entry of 800-1000 words is required about a historic building or historic neighborhood within the city limits (at least 50 years old) with the theme “Why This Place Matters.”  Click on this link to view the scholarship information, HCJ Scholarship Rules 2018.

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.

For 2018, only the Art portion of this contest – for high school students – will be offered, in conjunction with the Jefferson City Art Club Sketch Day.  The 2018 ceremony will be held on May 15, 4 pm, at City Hall in the City Council Chambers (320 E McCarty Street). 

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)

Gregory Stockard Distinguished Service Award 2017

Henry Gensky, current HCJ Board member