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Great pumpkins

With more than 300 to choose from, it was tough to decide on winners in our annual Halloween coloring contest

Oh, it was hard to choose.

Area children sent in 317 works of art for our annual Halloween coloring contest. The judges had a difficult time selecting the cream of the crop.

Among the 45 entries in the 4 and younger category, top honors go to Dalaury Schmidt, 3, for her classic pumpkin, Annie Ring, 4, who wowed judges with her colorful, imaginative coloring, and Annika Borg, 2, whose stippled, glittery picture showed good restraint for her age.

Among contestants ages 5 to 8 – and there were 189 of them – Josie McLaughlin, 5, of Valleyford got nods from the judges for her good use of multimedia with her pasta and bean pumpkin. Mahleeah Brittain, 8, also of Valleyford, used nice pastel colors and made good use of negative space. Autumn Hibbs, 7, of Spokane Valley, won over judges with her imaginative cat pumpkin.

In the ages 9 to 12 category, Anthony Osburn, 10, of Endicott, Wash., won praise for his tissue paper pumpkin. Georgia Murcar, 12, of Spokane, created a bat-carved pumpkin that looks pretty realistic, and Sydney Zeiler, 11, of Davenport, Wash., created a shaded graveyard scene.

The winners earn gift certificates for Mobius Science Center or Mobius Kids, and most entries are on display at Mobius Kids, in the lower level of Riverpark Square, 808 W. Main Ave.

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