Carmela Bartilomo

Winner: 16-18 year olds

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Age

16

I have decided to draw my little cousin. Normally when I go and visit her I am completely stressed and tired from the pressure of grade 12. She instantly brightens my day with youthful glee and her overwhelming happiness to see me. I am completely inspired by her huge imagination. She talks for hours and hours on end about nothing and everything. Most afternoons she will run onto the road and start drawing wildly colourful and creative images and be engaged for hours. In an age of technology she reminds me to treasure the simple things and embrace childhood simplicity.