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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, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Please review the Contest Rules tab for full rules.

Congratulations 2019 Winners

First Place $100 Awards: Avery O’Hara  (5-12 age category), "Stream of Flower," pen and ink. Abbie Peters (13-18 age category), “Hughes of Honey,” acrylic on canvas. Lisa Coyan (adult age category), “Autumn in Lenexa," jewelry.

Honorable Mention:Lucy Harrison, “Unbeautifully Beautiful," photography; Chloe Smith, “Apple Basket," pastel and watercolor; Annique Gras, “Archway to Imagination,” watercolor on paper; Lisa Wild Healey, “Kindness Includes Inclusion,” photography; Mary Brown, “A Summer Evening in Lenexa,” oil on canvas; Joe Quinn, “Ablaze,” digital photography; Wendy Delzeit, “Snowflake,” photography; Emily Zenter, “Rained Out,” photography; Missy Cretcher, “Sar-Ko A-Snow,” photography; and Lila O’Hara, “The Last One,” acrylic on leaf. 

Founder's Award: Bill Harrison, "Sunrise in Old Town," photography

Contact Information

Susanne Neely, 913.477.7131,