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The color of love: Annual winners of the SR’s Valentine’s Day coloring contest revealed

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

Young artists colored their hearts out for The Spokesman-Review’s annual Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest.

The judges were impressed by the wide array of media and techniques. There was glitter (a lot of glitter), plus doilies, stickers and sequins. Some children used crayons, paint or makers, others did mixed media collages.

Among the 200 entries, judges picked a few standouts.

In the 0-4 age group, Greyson Montejano stuck with traditional valentine colors for his painted heart. Judges especially liked the hand prints. Greyson is 2 and lives in Spokane Valley.

Liberty Lake’s Harrison Huckabee, age 3 1/2, impressed judges with his mixed-media collage ringed with faux gemstones. And judges liked the textures and bold colors in Parker Sandin’s art, which included pieces of rickrack and ribbon. Parker, who’s 3 and lives in Coeur d’Alene, was also one of the winners in the 2018 Easter Egg Coloring Contest.

In the 5-7 age group, Cora Lepire warmed hearts with her sunny scene depicting a girl swinging. Cora is 5 and lives in Coeur d’Alene.

Zoey McHardy made waves with her ocean-themed heart – judges especially liked the pop of color from the starfish. And repeat winner Dawson Napora can take pride in his work. This year, he turned his heart into lion. He also was a winner in the 2018 Valentine’s contest. Both Zoey and Dawson are 7 and live in Spokane.

In the 8-12 age group, Chelan Kruger’s eye-catching heart featured lots of little hand-drawn and colored hearts. Chelan is 11 and lives in Spokane Valley.

Lucy Woods, 10, showed there’s lots of love and whimsy to go around, with tiny drawings of a llama, an avocado and other favorite things. And for Lauren Turner, 11, love is for the dogs and cats. Lucy and Lauren live in Spokane.

The winners will receive gift certificates to Mobius.

Many thanks to all who entered the coloring contest. Entries will be on display at Mobius Children’s Museum at River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave.

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