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Winner: 5-8 year olds

Lev Vishnu Kahn Nature boy, Earth boy (self-portrait)

Age 5

5-8 year olds

I drew myself because I’m special to myself. I’m not so interested in things to do with space or planets, like other kids. I like animals, nature and Earth things. Space holds the Earth. I’m more of an Earth boy. Here I am with some of the things that make me up. There is a Rainbow Serpent, and an Argentinian flag on my face. These are the places I come from. Around me are all kinds of Earth things. I had no idea I was capable of creating something so beautiful.