Thank you for Checking out my website! I am very excited to announce that I am holding an art contest for Book Two of my graphic fantasy-fiction novel series, The Dragon Birthmark! It is a FREE contest!!! There are zero entry fees! I am very passionate about inspiring creativity in our young people during a time of budget cuts in the arts. I believe in our future, and want student artists to increase visual literacy and confidence through a fun and engaging way. This contest is a fascinating challenge to inspire future illustrators. It is open to all student artists in middle and high school grades Please check the tab entitled Artwork Contest on this website for all details. I will publish the winning pieces for each chapter sketch with the child’s name and age, giving them illustration credit. I hope to create an online gallery of all the approved entries, after the contest is completed. Please spread the word to any artistically talented young people you may know in regards to this fascinating challenge! The start date is March 17th, 2013! Thank you in advance for helping to inspire creativity in our youth!