Simona Ceccarelli! Congrats, Simona 😀
There were so many fun and creative submissions, it was really hard to narrow it down! We had more than 60 entries. Thanks to everyone who put themselves out there and entered 😀
Simona Ceccarelli's winning image stood out for its fun concept and professional execution. She also did several versions and got feedback on the SVS forum before submitting the final piece. Per Lee White, who judged the contest, "I really loved the overall layout and she worked so hard at really nailing the pose of the boy on the zip line. The dappled light is beautiful and it seems very professional. It really captured the fun of a summertime swimming hole and I like how the treehouse is tied into this concept."
Second runner up was Katrina Fowler, who submitted an adorable tent tree house. Here's Lee again: "This piece is so simple and sweet. I think Katrina really nailed it with just a few simple lines and tones. The technique is loose and fresh and really emphasizes how great art doesn't have to take weeks to pull off. Sometimes the quick sketches are better!"
Lee ended up picking 12 more illustrations as honorable mentions as well, check out all the great images below 😀 You can view all the entries on the SVS Forum.
Thanks everyone for taking part!