Each of these illustrations is based on the first place story, which you can read here.
First Place—Nicholas Zaharewicz
Nicholas Zaharewicz lives in Coral Gables, Florida, and attends St. Theresa Catholic School. He spends most of his free time drawing, playing soccer, and hanging out with his twin brother. Nicholas also enjoys swimming, fishing, and playing the violin.
Second Place—Riya Patel
Riya Patel lives in Suwanee, Georgia, and attends Level Creek Elementary School. Besides drawing, Riya’s passions include playing most sports, especially soccer, cooking (and eating), sewing, and reading. She aspires to become a great doctor.
Third Place—Kate Holladay
Kate Holladay lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She loves to read, draw, bake, and learn languages and computer programming. She would like to work at NASA when she grows up. Kate has been figure skating since she was 5 years old, and competes nationally on the Triangle Formation Synchronized Skating team.