If you were the judge of a painting contest for 9 and 10 year old kids, and these paintings were the entries, how would you rank them?
Well, I don't know about you, but I wouldn't put them in the order above, first place at the top, fourth at the bottom as I placed them here. But that is exactly how the judges at the Alice Show ranked these works of art. WTF? E's is the last one, if you couldn't guess. And I am one indignant mother.
I can see the cat painting getting first, as art is a very subjective thing to judge and it was well executed. But the horse on the green ground getting second? Are you kidding me? The one they put third is a much better piece of art. And E's painting? Am I too close to the artist to be an effective judge? I don't think so, but you tell me. Maybe they thought she did not really do the painting.
When I asked about the judging, you know what they said? They asked me to be the art judge for next year! Ha! They also gave E two free passes to the rides at the show, which were worth much more than the cash prizes for the contest. Not much consolation.