Create an original drawing to celebrate Captain Lewis’s Newfoundland dog, Seaman. What would it be like if Seaman the Dog visited present-day Siouxland? What exciting changes have happened since his last visit with expedition? The design should feature Seaman at play—whether it’s at a local farm, in the classroom, or another favorite spot.
- Enter in one of three age categories: kindergarten through third grade; fourth and fifth grade; sixth through eighth grade.
- Each design must be original and be submitted either on an 8.5-by-11-inch sheet of paper or scanned and sent by e-mail (see file requirements below, for entries submitted electronically.)
- Any medium may be used: pencil, crayon, paint, etc.
- Please complete and return the submission form containing the artist’s name, age, grade, school, city, state and contact information.
- Please also complete and return the permission form with your submission.
- Two winners will be selected from each of the three categories. First prize winners will receive $50; runners-ups will receive $25.
- All entries must be submitted by March 1st.
- Winners will be announced on March 11th at 1:00pm during a special program; all participants are invited.
- Questions call: 712-224-5242, or email: SOlson@siouxcitylcic.com.
- Send entries to: “Seaman the Dog Art Contest,” Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, 900 Larsen Park Road, Sioux City, Iowa 51103.
- Electronic entries (minimum JPEG resolution of 1275 x 1650 pixels and minimum 200K file) can be submitted to: SOlson@siouxcitylcic.com.
Seaman, the Corps of Discovery dog, was purchased in Pittsburgh, Pa., for $20 by Capt. Meriwether Lewis. His large size, pleasing disposition and strong swimming ability made him well suited to the rigors of the expedition. He visited Siouxland in the summer of 1804, where he observed the court-martial of Pvt. Moses Reed, council meeting with the Otoe-Missouria tribes and death of Sgt. Charles Floyd.
The contest strives to encourage students’ understanding of the Lewis & Clark Expedition and of the people who continue to make Siouxland their home.