Students in grades k-5 that attend Sioux City Community Schools, Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools and the Siouxland Community Christian School were asked to participate by submitting individual artwork that incorporates Sioux City’s theme—Sioux City: Rock, Ride & Go from the Mighty Mo! One local winner will be submitted into the statewide contest through which an overall winner will receive a grand prize of $350!
The Sioux City RAGBRAI committee announced their art contest winner—Paetin Comes, a 4th grader from Mater Dei Immaculate Conception School. Paetin’s art teacher is Amy Sobaski.
In all, 235 art projects were submitted for committee consideration. “It was difficult to select one overall winner to represent Sioux City in the statewide contest,” said Kristen Walter-Wenell, publicity chairperson for Sioux City’s RAGBRAI committee, adding, “but we felt Paetin beautifully depicted our theme and recognizable Sioux City landmarks.” Sioux City will use the kids’ art projects to decorate the kick-off event on July 24th.
The statewide art contest winner will be announced in June.