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Finalist: 9-12 year olds

Jack Lee My awesome dad

Age 9

9-12 year olds

I drew my awesome dad, who would do anything for me. When I was younger I really wanted to go on a fairground ride. However, no one wanted to come on with me. I begged and begged my dad and he finally agreed to come on with me. This image shows the moment right before we were going on the ride. I captured this moment because I think that my dad was trying to show his strong and courageous side and was not wanting to show his nervous and fearful side to me.