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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 2018 Winners

First Place $100 Awards: Kris Coyan (adult age category), "Emerging Beauty," wood. Lucy Harrison (13-18 age category), "Falling for You," photography. Isabelle Connealy (5-12 age category), "The Fox," photography.

Honorable Mention: Annique Gras, "Sar-Ko-Par Serpent," pencil, colored pencil on paper; Lisa Wild Healey, "Golden Lace," photography; Jack Miller, "Little Mill Creek," pen & pencil; Isaac O'Hara, "Galaxy," watercolor; Wyatt O'Hara, "God's Heart," photography; Ava Evans, "Lenexa Charm Bracelet," jewelry; Katherine Willoughby, "Cartoon Cat," pencil & colored pencil; Lisa Coyan, "Springtime," jewelry; Wendy Delzeit, Infrared Series: "Infrared August at Black Hoof Park," "Infrared Autumn at Black Hoof Park," and "Infrared October at Black Hoof Park," photography.

Founder's Award: Janet Owczarzak, "Light Up the Park and the Hearts," watercolor

Contact Information

Susanne Neely, 913.477.7131,