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Finalist: 5-8 year olds

Ian Joseph Kim Sing to joy

Age 7

5-8 year olds

Last January, my family visited the Sydney Opera House and my mum sang a song near the stairs. My mum’s dream was to be an opera singer, but she couldn’t. She still dreams of singing opera on the stage of the Opera House. I like my mum’s singing and I wish her dream would come true one day. That’s why I drew my mum singing in front of the Opera House.