Photo of the winning illustration, plus a picture of Chloe Chen.

Central Manor student places second in national drawing contest

Congratulations to Chloe Chen, a Central Manor Elementary School fourth-grader, for earning a top award in a magazine cover illustration contest.

Chloe placed second in the 2023 Humpty Dumpty Cover Contest, and her illustration is featured on the back cover of the May/June issue of the national magazine.

She submitted an illustration based on the prompt: “What do pets do when we are not around?”

Chloe used pencils, markers and a Sharpie to illustrate a dog sleeping on a bed, with a slipper, bone, teddy bear and tennis ball on the floor.

“When My dog was a puppy, he loved to fetch a tennis ball, take away our slippers, take away my stuffed animal and destroy it, and chew on his favorite bones,” Chloe wrote about her drawing. “Now, he doesn’t do that any more and just sleeps in our beds when we’re not home.”

Chloe received a prize of $250 for the Central Manor art program for her winning artwork.