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You’ll heart these hearts: Valentine’s Day coloring contest winners

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Cupid was busy bringing valentines to The Spokesman-Review newsroom.

The judges were impressed by all the beautiful artwork created by area children. A few really spoke to the judges’ hearts, though.

In the 4 and younger category, Mead’s Grace Blair, 3, created a purple masterpiece with garden-themed stickers.

The other two winners used lots of colors. Lennon Drake decorated her hearts with rainbows, while Vivian Mallon created a design reminiscent of a crazy quilt. Lennon and Vivian are both 4 and live in Spokane.

In the 5-7 age group, the judges were enamored with Cora Lepire’s 3D flowers and drawing. Cora is 6 and lives in Coeur d’Alene.

Chattaroy’s Parker Gerow grabbed attention with a bejewelled heart, and Coeur d’Alene’s Paige Sandin charmed with her mix of glitter and paint topped off with a flower. Both children are 7.

In the 8-12 age group, there was romance, color and pop culture.

Spokane’s Jacob Leard, 12, illustrated the whole point of Valentine’s Day with a couple standing in in front of a lovely sunset. Naomi Carr’s glowing heart looked like a stained glass window. Naomi is 11 and lives in Chattaroy.

And 11-year-old Laura Sheikh of Spokane knew how to pull on the judges’ nerdy heartstrings. Her image of the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda brought a round of “awww” from the judges.

The winners will receive gift certificates to Mobius Spokane.

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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