By Brendan Rees
Nuha can’t stop smiling after winning a children’s art competition for the second year in a row.
The eight-year-old from Cranbourne North was named the Victorian award winner of the poster art competition for National Child Protection Week from 6-12 September.
“It was a surprise for me,” Nuha said, who also took out the award last year.
This year entrants were asked to draw ‘pictures of things that you think are important for children and young people’.
Nuha said she decided to draw a family in front of their home with a rainbow in the background because this is what makes her “feel happy” during the Covid-19 lockdown.
“The house and family means to stay home and stay safe,” she said of her piece which took an hour to complete. “The rainbow means missing the good times before the coronavirus started.
“They loved my drawing and they congratulated me. I was so happy to know that they have selected my artwork and it’s my second time winning in a row from Victoria,” the Minaret College Officer student said who won a $50 voucher.
Mum Shakara said: “We are proud of Nuha that she has been winning second time in the row.
“We are also happy that Nuha’s artwork is supporting the Child Protection Week.”The judges described Nuha’s drawing as a “beautiful colourful artwork”.
Nuha’s piece along with other artworks have been used on the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect website and social media where they have proven to be hugely popular.