Winners of Minnesota Patriotism and Purpose Art Contest named

The 2020 American Legion Department of Minnesota Patriotism and Purpose Art Contest had 26 entries from across Minnesota. The entry deadline was Sept. 1, and Department staff members from The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary judged the contest.

“The winning artwork will best reflect the impact our veterans have on our communities and our nation, particularly in inspiring patriotism and love for our country among Minnesota’s youth,” the entry rules state.

The winners in each of the two age categories received $500 each. Here are the results:

Ages 13-17
1. Micah Bonick, Waconia
2. Kendra Harris, Sandstone
3. Taylor Radaich, Prior Lake
4. Carolyn Mangan, Pine City

Ages 5-12
1. Keira Radaich, Prior Lake
2. Reegan Radaich, Prior Lake
3. Finn Radaich, Prior Lake
4. Bree England, St. Paul

1st Place 13-17: Micah Bonick, Waconia


1st Place 5-12: Keira Radaich, Prior Lake


2nd Place 13-17: Kendra Harris, Sandstone


2nd Place 5-12: Reegan Radaich, Prior Lake


3rd Place 13-17: Taylor Radaich, Prior Lake


3rd Place 5-12: Finn Radaich, Prior Lake


4th Place 13-17: Carolyn Mangan, Pine City


4th Place 5-12: Bree England, St. Paul