Our Strong and Happy Finalists

by Erica

It has been a true pleasure hosting our first drawing contest here at 5 Minutes for Mom. yoplaitlogo

Thank you to Yoplait Kids yogurt for sponsoring such a creative and fun contest.

Looking over the entries was a true delight. As you can imagine, picking our top 15 finalists was tough!!!!

Thank you to all of the children who took the time to enter our “Strong and Happy” drawing contest. We hope that you all had as much fun drawing your pictures as we had looking at them.

Since Yoplait Kids is a tasty yogurt snack with calcium, vitamin D and 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt, we asked for those entering the contest to draw a picture showing themselves as the happy and strong kids that Yoplait Kids can help them become.

Here are our 15 “Strong and Happy” Finalists in random order:

1. (8 Years Old) “ Stronger Than a Boy

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2. (5 Years Old) “Strong and Sparkly

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3. (8 Years Old) “Ohhh Yeah

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4. (7 Years Old) “As Strong As The Incredible Hulk

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5. (9 Years Old) “Yoplait Fashionista

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6. (5 Years Old) “Play and Shine

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7. (9 Years Old) “Yoplait Family

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8. (7 Years Old) “Head Over Heels

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9. (11 Years Old) “Yoplait Couch Time

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10. (9 Years Old) “Picking Up Pets

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11. (6 Years Old) “Be Helfy

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We also have a few finalists from our emailed entries.


12. (11 Years Old) “From Weak to Strong”

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13. (10 Years Old) “Working Out”

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14. (7 Years Old) “Spring Jump”

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15. (11 Years Old) “The Reason For My Smile”

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Impressive, aren’t they? Great job Kids!!!

The grand prize courtesy of Yoplait Kids for our winning artwork is: $1,000 to use towards classes (including sports) and/or education material for the child.

We will also award a prize to our second place drawing: $300.00 to use toward classes (including sports) and/or educational material for the child.

Important Information For Our Finalists

  • If you are selected as a finalist, CONGRATS! We know you are excited! Please spread the word and feel free to announce it on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc. Get your friends and family to vote for you.
  • To make it fair, please do not try to solicit votes by offering a giveaway prize to readers that vote for your photo.
  • Please play fair and do not use proxy servers or other black hat methods of increasing your votes.
  • If we do discover unfair practices, we will have to disqualify the parties involved.
  • Please review our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use
  • Remember the spirit of our site and play nice!

Important Information Regarding Voting

So now for the tough part, voting for your favorite “Strong and Happy” drawings. If you are torn between two drawings you are in luck.

  • For this contest, you have the option to vote for two different drawings. If you would like to vote for two drawings, make your selections and then click “vote”.
  • Our poll only allows one vote per IP address. This is one vote for the duration of the contest.
  • If other family members wish to vote, they will have to vote from a different IP address.
  • Please keep your comments on this post positive. We will not tolerate hurtful comments.
  • This contest is meant to be fun. So please keep it enjoyable for our contestants and all of the visitors to our site.
  • To make it fair, please do not try to solicit votes by offering a giveaway prize to your readers who vote for your favorite drawing.
  • Because this is a kids’ drawing contest and we want to avoid hurt feelings, we will not be showing result percentages during the voting period. You will be unable to tell which drawings are in the lead. We want our finalists to be proud of their artwork and not discouraged by the percentage of votes their drawing receives.
  • Voting will end Saturday, January 30th, at 3pm Eastern. We will announce the winners the same day!
  • Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our contest and giveaway rules.

Ready, Set, Vote…….

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This contest is part of a paid campaign with Yoplait Kids

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributing editor, Erica.



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Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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1 erica hein January 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Emily that was a good drawing!!! I love the dogs food bowl!!!haha!!!

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2 erica hein January 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm

I love your drawing that was really good!

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3 Nicole Hein January 21, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I really like your drawing

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4 Janelle January 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Congrats to all the finalists! Lots of talent, it is hard to choose my favorites.

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5 Sheila January 21, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Entry #9 was the best. It shows a happy and healthy family.

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6 Eleanor January 21, 2010 at 10:19 pm

I’m voting for #13…working out! Go Josiah! :)

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7 HenriettaN January 21, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Congrats everyone! There are some awesome drawings! My daughter (#10) was thrilled to be a finalist, Good Luck everyone!

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8 pixie13 January 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Such cute drawings! Congrats to all the finalists!

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9 Bonnie January 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Great job Josiah #13, everyone did a great job!
Good Luck to all!

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10 Cat January 21, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Good luck everyone, just put my vote in.

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11 Mr. Sandford January 21, 2010 at 11:52 pm

#7 is EXCELLENT! >> EXCELLENTO! MUY MUCHO EXCELLENTO! ME LE GUSTO EXCELLENTO SEVENO! YAASSSSS! IT HAS MUCH GRACE IN IT! OH YASSSSSS! SIETE ES MUY LOTSO EXCELLENTO-NESS!!

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12 Noreen January 22, 2010 at 12:05 am

My daughter will be so excited her drawing is one of the finalist, #11. Be Helfy (Healthy)
(She is working on sounding out the spelling of words on her own)

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13 Sarah January 22, 2010 at 12:29 am

We were so excited to see my son’s drawing among the finalists! (#6) What a wonderful collection of creativity. Best of luck to everyone!

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14 Shirley January 22, 2010 at 1:03 am

Working out # 13, great drawing, you go guy!

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15 Peggy Schleter January 22, 2010 at 6:46 am

Great Drawings.. but in my daughters words #15 rocks!!! It definitely made us all smile :)

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16 Angela January 22, 2010 at 7:06 am

#4 HULK is my son (age unknown) – he is actually 7 if you want to change that. Thanks!!

WHOOT!! So glad he made it to the top 15!

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17 Kathy January 22, 2010 at 7:08 am

All are fantastic drawings. We especially like #15- nothing better than a great smile to start our day.

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18 Jackie January 22, 2010 at 7:16 am

Lots of great artists here!

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19 Alex January 22, 2010 at 8:37 am

The colors on #7, “Yoplait Family,” are beautiful!

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20 Mary Anne January 22, 2010 at 9:00 am

I love the Incredible Hulk drawing! It is so adorable!

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21 Barbara Platt January 22, 2010 at 9:07 am

voted #10

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22 Brandy January 22, 2010 at 9:12 am

i voted, it’s hard to believe that some of those were drawn by kids.

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23 Alyson McNish January 22, 2010 at 9:24 am

my daughter is number SEVEN!!! She is sooo excited! We are a homeschooling family of 6 on one salary and could REALLY use your votes!!!!

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24 Anonymous January 22, 2010 at 9:39 am

Alyson and Alyson’s friends… Your daughter is actually number 8 — didn’t want your votes to get mixed up. Congrats to you!

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25 kevans January 22, 2010 at 11:08 am

Nice effort

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26 Brendab January 22, 2010 at 11:28 am

I loved #10, Pie You really did a great job. Pets are important to all of us.

I also liked #15, Great smile which is very important.

All were great so sad all can’t win.

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27 Carol Wenrich January 22, 2010 at 12:05 pm

#9 is the best!! Love that she included the dog!!

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28 Muriel Humphreys January 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Wow, Josiah! No:13. Your drawing of ‘Working out’ is a great picture of energy and fun.

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29 Jeanne lorah January 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Good job Emily ! Way to GO! You GO GIRL !!! Best of luck! You deserve Ist place!

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30 Jeanne lorah January 22, 2010 at 1:07 pm

If ther is more than one Emily I appologize…my vote was for #9 Emily !

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31 Joe January 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm

They’re all so great! Congratulations to everyone, what an amazing effort form the kids, mini Van Gough’s in the making!

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32 Kristina January 22, 2010 at 1:44 pm

i can’t get a few of them to work, i want to vote for #13 but i can’t click on it…..

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33 Ponn Sabra January 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Thanks for running this drawing contest.

Congrats to all the finalists–great work kids!

We’re proud to see our daughter made the Top 15. #3 Ohhh Yeah!!! Strong & Happy with her favorite yogurt: Yoplait :-)

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34 Vijay Gardiner January 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Great work on #14.

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35 Agrawals January 22, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Spring Jump #14 is our favourite

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36 Ketan Pandit January 22, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Excellent drawing by kids

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37 Rajesh January 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm

(7 Years Old) “Spring Jump” – Very Nice

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38 DeAnna January 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm

FYI – You are NOT able to vote by leaving a comment!!!

There is suppose to be a “voting card” that shows up under “The Important Information Regarding Voting” section. For some reason some folks aren’t seeing it.

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39 Elizabeth Paziewski January 22, 2010 at 5:27 pm

#13 Josiah’s is full of action, Yoplait gives you lots of energy!

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40 Auntie Paula, Uncle Adam and Grandpa Pol January 22, 2010 at 6:15 pm

HI Dina,
We love your drawing! We love eating Yoplait too! Yum… Yum….
Great job! Say Hi to your sisters, Zubaidah and Sophie!
We are all very proud of you!

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41 Darla Beck January 22, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Spring Jump!

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42 Vishnu January 22, 2010 at 6:47 pm

My vote is for # 14 Spring Jump

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43 Sunil Menon January 22, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I vote for #14 SPRING JUMP!!!

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44 Alyson McNish January 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm

OOOPS. CORRECTION..MY DAUGHTER IS NUMBER 8!!

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45 ashish shah January 22, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Beautiful idea for dwg no. 14!!!

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46 Chetana Gavankar January 23, 2010 at 2:20 am

I loved the idea of sun wearing shades in drawing No 14

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47 Jyoti January 23, 2010 at 2:28 am

Thnx for all those who voted for my son’s drawing #14 THE SPRING JUMP.
Yoplait is our favourite snack. When he drew this drawing I din’t understand what it was. He explained , “Yoplait has made me so strong that I can spring jump very high and get the flag from the Sun’s hand”. He also drew the coach who trained him.
Now I know what it means to reach for the sky.
Thank you yoplait and 5M4M.

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48 Ali January 23, 2010 at 7:59 am

I really like your drawing, Dina. Good luck..

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49 Safaa January 23, 2010 at 8:01 am

Good Luck Dina, your drawing is so nice. I really like it.

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50 Wafaa January 23, 2010 at 8:02 am

I have voted for your drawing, Dina. It is so nice. Good luck.

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51 Chantele January 23, 2010 at 8:17 am

VOTE FOR FOR LARA #8…..great job!!!!
Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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52 susanne January 23, 2010 at 9:51 am

head over heals get’s my vote! Nice job Lara!

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53 Nikita January 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm

AWESOME/GR8 WORK VEDANT!!!!!!!!!!
YOU ARE GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!

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54 Vaibhav and Rishabh January 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Very nice drawing Vedant! All the best. May you win the contest.

Regards
Vaibhav and Rishabh

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55 Roma January 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm

good job for vedant…
roma

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56 Ma21cuteboy January 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Great little Artists;}
Congratulations and Good luck to all of you!!

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57 Parimal January 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm

My vote is for Vedant !!

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58 Ruth Shore January 23, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Great job Josiah! It’s very realistic and looks like a ski run at Blue Mountain.

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59 Roberta Fryers January 23, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Congratulations on being one of the finalists!! Keep up the good work!

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60 scott sanon January 23, 2010 at 7:06 pm

your picture looks alsome

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61 Jendi January 23, 2010 at 11:26 pm

#12 is my niece – How awesome is that!
If you don’t know who to vote for – pick #12!
It would help them a lot. Thank you!

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62 Jay January 24, 2010 at 5:55 am

Awesome Vedant,all the best.

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63 Rasco From RIF January 24, 2010 at 9:12 am

Love the bright colors in Yoplait Family! Congratulations to all the finalists!

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64 Chitra Jayaraman January 24, 2010 at 9:37 am

Kudos to all the finalists.

Excellent job Vedant. I like #14. Realistic imagination of a 7 year old.

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65 Ketan January 24, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Awesome work Vedant. All the best.

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66 Padmaja Challa January 24, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Excellent job Vedant. Keep going.

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67 Tammy Turner January 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Great job Lara!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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68 Sarah January 24, 2010 at 11:15 pm

It’s hard to compare drawings from kids of different ages, who are so different developmentally. I’m particularly impressed by the 5 year olds whose work is among the finalists. Way to go!

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69 Jatin Shah January 25, 2010 at 12:02 am

Good Work Vedu doing Great Work

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70 yogesh Shimpi January 25, 2010 at 12:16 am

Hi
Drawing no 14 is very good
Yogesh

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71 ann January 25, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Definitely number 3, sophisticated and funny!

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72 Jess Weaver January 25, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Way to go Lara!!!
My vote’s for # 8!!!!!!!!!!!

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73 Daniel January 25, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Love #6… great age-appropriate work for a 5-year-old! Good luck all…

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74 Sumeet January 25, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I vote for #14. Gr8 work!! keep it up.

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75 Pat January 25, 2010 at 3:26 pm

#12 Great job!

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76 neeraj January 25, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Liked 14. (7 Years Old) “Spring Jump”

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77 neeraj January 25, 2010 at 7:48 pm

liked “Spring Jump”

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78 Amto Heba January 26, 2010 at 7:14 am

It’s really very very beautiful
I hope you’ll be the first winner
Heba

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79 chris g January 26, 2010 at 11:13 am

#11

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80 briana galeazzi January 26, 2010 at 11:30 am

#3!!!!

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81 Carol Wenrich January 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm

#9 is probably the best!!!!! Love how they’re all wearing green shirts, jeans, and brown shoes!!! Good luck to number 9!!!!

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82 Darleen January 27, 2010 at 12:19 am

#7 the colors used are awesome! Congratulations on being one of the 15 finalists. Beautiful job:)

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83 Aunt Lori January 27, 2010 at 6:23 am

Great job Gracie, #7 is a winner in my book. The family looks so strong and happy.To be one of the finalists is a compliment to your art.

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84 Anish Shah January 27, 2010 at 9:55 am

Well done Vedu. Excellent idea.

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85 JohnS January 27, 2010 at 11:53 am

Um, hi. Yeah, I’ll have Number Seven, please, the Gracie Special. Ahh, and an order of yogurt. No, I don’t want fries with that, just Number Seven and the yogurt. Thanks.

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86 jahnavi January 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm

you have made an exxxxxxxxeeeeeelllllllllllllllllllllllllllennnnttttt drawing

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87 jahnavi January 27, 2010 at 12:31 pm

very beautiful drawing

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88 jahnavi shah January 27, 2010 at 12:33 pm

it is awesome.nice idea.

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89 jahnavi shah January 27, 2010 at 12:35 pm

well done.#14

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90 Jerald Hayden January 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Good job #13

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91 Amishi January 27, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Great job by all the kids….
Keep up the good work Vedant….yours was my personal favorite….What a powerful idea!

Amishi

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92 Real Life Sarah January 28, 2010 at 8:45 am

What a sweet contest! I loved seeing all the interpretations and sweetness of the kids!

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93 Shameela Elsemany January 28, 2010 at 10:02 am

Absolutely loved #3, gets my vote.

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94 kortney g. January 28, 2010 at 10:33 am

I like #11

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95 Jennell January 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Great examples of our creative future. I really enjoyed the color and humor of # 7, Yopliat Family.

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96 Torrey January 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm

#7 good use of space, colors are bold, very creative! Ever think about a career in illustrating books…

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97 Anupam January 29, 2010 at 2:01 am

Great Job # 14. My vote goes to you.

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98 angi January 29, 2010 at 1:18 pm

they were all great

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99 kedar January 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Great idea keep it up

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100 Dharley January 29, 2010 at 6:40 pm

#11 Be Helvy!

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101 Michelle S. January 30, 2010 at 10:47 am

All the pictures are great…My personal favorite is number 7. Good luck to all.

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102 Brynnysmom January 30, 2010 at 10:59 am

Lovin’ #15!!!

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103 Brynnysmom January 30, 2010 at 11:04 am

Why can I not vote for #15? Her title is not underlined and I am not able to vote.

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104 Meg Schleter January 30, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Good job finalists! They were all awesome, but my personal favorite was number 15! Rock on and stay healthy!

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105 Meg Schleter January 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Good job all! Number 15 was awesome, keep on voting. I love how #15 has a smile and a girl winning a race because she ate yopliat! So awesome and charming!

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106 Meg Schleter January 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Voting is almost over! Keep the votes coming in!
GO #15!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO #15!!!!!!!
#15 is awesome, vote for #15!

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107 Kelly B January 30, 2010 at 3:10 pm

They all did a wonderful job! Each and every child should be proud of their work. :)

Voted for 11 Be Helfy. :)

Again, they all did a great job!

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108 Daphne Hansen January 30, 2010 at 3:53 pm

All of the drawings are fantastic;however, I love #15 the best. Smiling is a great thing to do each and every day!

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109 Brandon January 31, 2010 at 8:42 am

my vote is for #15

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