Award season’s finally beginning! We’re excited to watch the Video Music Awards, to start seeing movies with Oscar buzz and to find out the results of the NCLD art competition…yes, we said it. It’s what you’ve been anticipating all summer long… the announcement of the winners and runners-up of this year’s “LD Superheroes and Superpowers”art competition. Competition was fierce. We have a wide range of artistic abilities here in the NCLD office, but we were all amazed by the talent and creativity that these kids, teens and adults show in their work.
Before we announce our prize recipients, there’s something we need to say. There’s more to our art competition than to showcase talented artists’ creations. It’s about reinforcing the fact that individuals with LD thrive every day because of their wide variety of talents, creativity and hard work. Please remember that in the end, LD enables us to stay motivated and create innovative solutions to the challenges our LD can cause.
Without further ado, it’s time to announce the winners and runners-up. Drum roll please…
Jessica Cox will help kids turn their frowns upside-down! In her poem, “I Am The Super Hero Girl,” Jessica bravely notes: “I am a superhero with a learning disability…and can overcome anything!”
Hannah Whittemore gets by with a little help from her friends. We’re blown away by Hannah’s drawing entitled “My Friends Under the Willow.”
School may get tough for Yaunique Hill, but she’s always at peace when she’s creating art—so much that “At Peace” is the title of her winning work. She doesn’t let her LD and speech/language impairments dissuade her dreams of reading to other kids.
Here comes Joshua Goodnight to the rescue! In the battle of the century, Joshua defeats the “Monster in my Head.” Joshua’s strength and determination surely conquer his auditory processing disorder and visual processing disorder. Keep on fighting, Joshua!
Taylor Tabb enlightens us about the power of sight in his work “Seeing Clearly.” His dyslexia enables him to appreciate the power of comprehension. Clearly, we’re impressed.
Sydney Wellen shares an important lesson about triumphs and failures in her work “Gears.” Sydney courageously notes: “Hopefully, in the future more people can learn to be proud of who they are.”
Well, that’s all folks! Thank you to all of our amazing artists (and viewers!) for participating in the 2013 “LD Superheroes and Superpowers” art competition. We would make you all winners if we could. Keep those creative juices flowing and make sure to send us more artwork next summer. What will the theme be? You’ll have to wait and see…