In late spring, Scott County sent out a call to all of our budding young artists to help develop several designs and drawings for the County’s new 2040 Comprehensive Plan and a logo for the Scott County Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). And this morning, the winning entries were presented to the Scott County Board of Commissioners, and the winning artists were recognized for their talent and creativity.
Specifically, the County was looking for submissions from six topic areas: a logo for the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), which is aimed at creating good health for Scott County; land use, transportation; parks and trails; water and natural resources; and an overall vision for Scott County.
And the winners are:
Front cover design: Kathy Lee, 10th grade, Shakopee Senior High
Transportation: Natasha Cham, 4th grade, Grainwood Elementary, Prior Lake
Land Use: Colin Glynn, 7th grade, St. Michael Catholic School, Prior Lake
Water and Natural Resources: Brock Koivisto, 6th grade, Pearson School, Shakopee
Parks and Trails: Ellie Ward, 4th grade, Jackson Elementary School, Shakopee
Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities: Evan Otremba, 2nd grade, St. Wenceslaus School, Elko New Market
Scott County SHIP logo: Katelyn Heimer, 8th grade, New Prague Middle School
“We were truly impressed by all of these contest winners and how thoughtfully they captured the essence of these topic areas,” said Brad Davis, Planning Manager. “This has been a great experience for all of us – we loved engaging with the younger residents of our community in what can typically be a rather unexciting process. “
The winning submissions will be used for the document cover page and section title pages of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan and/or will be used in promotional materials, websites, and for materials produced by Scott County SHIP. All of the contest winners received a cash award of $100, just in time for the holidays!