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HeART of Lenexa Contest

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Create a work of art in any medium, inspired by something you love about Lenexa. This can be anything from your favorite park, school, trail, neighborhood business, location or even your own back yard. Submit your artwork with an explanation of your inspiration to the HeART of Lenexa Contest, and you could win!

This is a program of the Lenexa Arts Council.

Entry categories

We will accept artwork in the following categories:

  • 2D and 3D art: drawing, photography, painting, multimedia, digital design, sculpture, carving, pottery, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, fiber, etc.

  • Creative writing: poetry, lyrics, scripts or short stories. Must be no longer than 500 words.

  • Videography:  Must be no longer than 60 seconds.

Submit an entry

You can submit your entry between April 1 and Dec. 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Please review the Contest Rules tab for full rules.

Contest Winners for 2020 (displayed in 2021)

First Place (ages 5–12): Lauren Armour, “Masked Me” (Acrylic on hard canvas with acrylic and oil pastels on paper)

First Place (ages 13–18): Ava Evans, “Reading at the Library” (Digital)

First Place (adult age category): Jack Miller, “My Lake View” (Pen and pencil)

Honorable Mention

  • Lisa Coyan, “Amusing Breeze Reimagined” (Jewelry)
  • Mary Deardorff, “Irises in Spring” (Multimedia)
  • Wendy Delzeit, “Hummingbird Snack Time” (Photography)
  • June Fiola, “Mill Creek” (Oil)
  • Avery Neuer, “Lenexa Haiku” (Literary)
  • Connie Powell, “Wild Side” (Woodburning)
  • Evelyn Sonnichsen, “Orange Red Flower” (Clay)
Founder’s Award: Ron Nesemeyer, “My Snowy Lane” (Photography)



Contact Information

Susanne Neely, 913.477.7131, sneely@lenexa.com