The theme of this year’s contest (in partnership with US Airways) was “Building Bridges.” The traits that divide us–religion, age, nationality, and more–also have the potential to become points of contact and discovery. Caretoons allow us to explore those points of contact in a playful, open-ended way.
From over 500 Caretoon entries around the world The National Liberty Museum selected 48 semifinalists that best responded to the theme, also originality, clarity of message and teh aesthetic appeal were taken into consideration. The Judging panel used a secred ballot to select one winner and several finalists in each adult and youth category. A few Caretoons that were not selected were awarded with the Honorable Mention of distinction, as the panel felt that they were simple too good not to be included in the exhibit.
Teri Eichhorn, Ramona, CA is one of the finalists, she is in process of completing her Foundational Certificate in Botanical illustration at Denver Botanic Gardens.