On the last day of the conference, an awards ceremony was held to announce the winners of the illustrators display contest.
A panel of judges picked three illustrators. There were over 150 submissions. What a daunting task, the entries were fabulous!
3rd place http://www.wilsonswain.com/
2nd place http://www.lisafalkensternart.com/
1st place http://www.roccoart.com/
Then Tomie DePaola came to the podium to announce his winner for the illustrator display.
Before he announced the winner,though, he wanted to acknowledge 3 other illustrators. Guess what? I was one of those three illustrators. Holy cow, it's a moment I'll never forget!
To make the moment even more thrilling, the other two illustrators acknowledged were both friends of mine.
Patrice Barton, fellow pbj member
and Lula Chang
YAY Patty and Lula!!!!
Many congratulations to the Tomie D award recipient, Brian Gerrity. His acceptance speech was very touching, although I wouldn't really call it a speech because he was too emotional to speak. =o)
* I must confess that I found out the names of all the winners via Courtneys blog.
It was such a treat to meet her in person. I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of her work in the near future.
Her 'grandmas' are a hoot!