Congratulations AKIKO White! I love your “cake” illustration of an elephant sneezing. The small mouse stopping the sneeze is perfection! See the SCBWI website for all the winners.
I also think it is fun to visit the Unofficial Gallery with ALL the entries. You can even leave comments and suggestion for each illustrator. What a wonderful addition to the competition. I think it helps us all for next year. Thanks to Diandra Mae.
I made quite a few tactical mistakes with my illustration. 1. I choose an elephant (far too many) 2. I choose to have “stuff” coming out of his nose (a no, no in flu season). 3. I didn’t take enough of a risk with my subject and media.
I learn a lot from all these competitions, it really helps to see all of the entries, not just the winners. There were many VERY wonderful illustrations that did not win or place. I want to spend some time to leave comments on my favorite entries.