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Finalist: 13-15 year olds

Jessica Linker Grandpa Maurice

Age 14

13-15 year olds

This is a drawing of my paternal grandfather Maurice, who is a special person in my life. He holds a photo of his teenage self when he was in a displaced persons camp just after World War Two, not long before he migrated to Australia. I love the youthful, almost cheeky grin that his older self bears, in juxtaposition with the solemn expression of his younger self. I think it tells quite a story!