We are grateful for the many ways each of these organizations support us:

This art competition is offered to students from Madison County, Ohio slated to complete their high school education in the same academic year they are competing.

Our award commemorates the life of Kurt Lattimer, an amazing artist who left us too soon. The hope is this award will somehow keep his spirit alive in the hearts of many aspiring artists, something Kurt would be very proud of!

Our community has many young, gifted artists —skilled and novice— who deserve the opportunity to showcase their unique talents. We hope that this contest will challenge and inspire our youth to continue to cultivate and share their talent, as well as promote the arts in Madison County for generations to come.

We are delighted to share that we are now partnering with the Madison County Arts Council and plan to announce our yearly winners during their Young Artist Showcase, which is held annually in January. 

This scholarship is such a great opportunity for young artists to create and showcase beautiful masterpieces inspired by their goals and dreams! I had the privilege of winning the KLAAA in first place in 2019. This past year I graduated with my degree in Baking & Pastry Arts and received my title as a CPC (Certified Pastry Culinarian). I adore baking delicious desserts and decorating them even more! I am so grateful for the role that award has had in supporting my artistic endeavors and only hope more students are able to receive that same encouragement!

– Meredith Hochstetler

I am writing this letter  in support of the Kurt Lattimer Aspiring Artist Award. I placed second in last year’s competition. It was great to engage with MadisonCounty’s artistic community. Often in schools, art is something that is underfunded and not appreciated, as most funding goes towards sports. This competition gives young artists the opportunity to showcase their talent and potentially win awards that can help further their education in creative pursuits. For myself, it was hard to get a scholarship to begin my career in Graphic Design because it wasn’t mainstream. Most scholarships are for nursing or business degrees. The award helped in purchasing a computer for school which would not have been possible otherwise, as I live in a single parent household and have no college savings. The competition also motivated me to produce artwork that later became part of my portfolio. It inspired me seeing other student entries!

– Mikala Ridder

If you would like to support this award with a donation, please make your check payable to the Madison County Arts Council marking on the memo line: Kurt Lattimer Aspiring Artist Award (or KLAAA). Mail to: Madison County Arts Council, P.O. Box 122, London, OH 43140

Or click on the button below to donate through PayPal:

For more information contact:

Mick Harris (740) 908-3103,

Kim Lattimer-Reeder (740) 506-2198,

Thank you for considering supporting this award!

Thank you to  First United Methodist Church of London, the Madison County Arts Council and London City Hall, who have graciously agreed to:

• Collect donations for this event

• Distribute applications

• Collect artwork with applications

Host this event

• Exhibit submissions that fulfill all requirements for this competition

If you are interested in participating in this competition and would like more information, click below.

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