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Visual Arts

Special Artist Division (All Grades)

Shoubhit Satheesh
Title: Shoubhit Changes the World
Grade: 3
Kelly Elementary PTA
Ninth District PTA
“By being yourself, people around you see the change you make in the world.”

Primary Division (Pre-K-Grade 2)

Qiuyu Amy Ding
Title: I will change the world by planting trees
Grade: 2
Regnart Elementary PTA
Sixth District PTA
“Trees play a key role in air purification. The air on which we live becomes better, our earth becomes better too. So we can change the world by planting more trees.”

Intermediate Division (Grades (3-5)

Brandon Lee
Title: The Hand that Transforms
Grade: 5
La Canada Elementary PTA
First District PTA
“The child sitting in the midst of the desolate dry pot represents children in dire need of support. It is so unfair that thousands of children are just born into this situation. The juxtaposition of the smallness of the child and the largeness of the hand/water shows how just a droplet, just a touch of kindness can completely change the child’s life and flood the parched pot. By sacrificing little, we can transform so many lives. Children are our future. Thus, helping this essential part of our society is so crucial to changing the world.”

Middle School Division (Grades 6-8)


Angie Li
Title: Believing
Grade: 6
Henry E. Huntington PTA
First District PTA
“The key to change something starts with an idea that was outside of the box, an idea that is thought of as crazy. I believe I can change the world by believing in the idea, and then applying the concept and knowledge that I learn from school to make it possible. What I want to say is, as long as you believe and dream that you can change the world, then one day it will happen. I aim to make the world a more welcoming place for all people, regardless of background or social status.”

High School Division (Grades 9-12)

Zoey Lestyk
Title: Just Do It
Grade: 9
Westview PTSA
Ninth District PTA
“During the pandemic, I was in middle school online, trying out new things. I missed my art teacher, so I learned to rely on myself. This painting is of a female android fixing herself, probably an impossible task. But she’s trying. It is difficult to be patient sometimes. To slow down, really think clearly, and work on a solution. But we all need to do this. During the pandemic, I just did things on my own. Had to rely on myself. I don’t know if I can change the world and make it better, but I can try.”