The winner of the People's Choice Award, a cash prize of $150, is I Said a Prayer For You, oil on canvas, by Maddy Balinski from John XXIII College.
My painting represents the loss of a loved one and how it affects a family. My work is very personal as it is about my Pop, who we lost to cancer. It portrays me in a contemplative and prayerful state, reflecting on the memory of my Pop, once a strong and healthy man who meant the world to me. This is how I shall remember him, as he will always be in my heart and prayers.