During the month of February I was informed of a contest of the American Portrait Society where there was an event for young people and since I had a painting of my grandmother in process that was related to the main theme of the contest, John Singer Sargent, I decided to send it.

In the month of March they gave results and they gave me Honorable Mention among 19 other paintings, some of which were wonderful. These surprises motivate me a lot and feed my desire to want to win more things.