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Finalist: 5-8 year olds

Maya Butler de Castro

Self-portrait with animals
5-8 year olds

I have chosen to draw myself surrounded by native animals because they are very special to me. I think it’s important to take care of our environment and the animals that we share life with. We can help the animals by planting more native plants and protecting their habitat. I like watching magpies visiting our garden and splashing in our birdbath.