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Entries for our summer visions competition are now closed. The last pair of finalists will be revealed next week. The winners have been notified by e-mail. They will go to Macau tomorrow to meet some of the ZAIA artists, take part in a workshop and get a backstage tour. The day will end on a high, with participants watching the ZAIA show. A report on their journey will be published in Young Post on Friday, September 3.
We had a lot of very strong contestants, and it took a lot of time, discussion and heartache to select the winners. So congratulations to all participants - you should be very proud of yourselves!
Those who didn't make it to the final 10 will receive a goody bag from ZAIA and Young Post.
Monica Brentnall, 17
King George V School
Monica took this photo in Britain while flying back home after her holiday. 'Flying is like freedom to me, and I believe when a person is free they can admire beauty to the fullest.'
Debbie Wong, 17
Canadian International School of Hong Kong
Debbie, too, took this picture when she was on holiday. Someone was just standing at a perfect spot, right under the sun. 'I named this piece Look Up because when I glance up, there is no end, no boundaries, which is why I think the sky in the picture represents freedom.'