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It’s a young artist’s dream--a painting translated to a full-size billboard. For the second year, the Friends of the Junior Arts Center at Los Angeles’ Barnsdall Art Park, Fox television station KTTV and Patrick Media Inc. are fulfilling the dream. Winners are Julia Lim, 7, and her sister Cathy Lim, 9, of Los Angeles, Jerry Lee, 13, of Alhambra and Luis Pena, 14, of Oxnard.

The contest is titled, “Imagine a Great City: What I Love About L. A.” Two winning entries are at right. The billboards start appearing in a few weeks.

JULIA LIM 7, and CATHY LIM, 9

The sisters attend Los Angeles’ Third Street School. “My sister likes tall buildings and that it’s busy,” says Cathy. “I like blue and flowers and the beach.”

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LUIS PENA

14, Freshman, Channel Islands High School, Oxnard

My uncle took us for a ride on Hollywood Boulevard. When I saw the Chinese Theater, we parked so I could take a picture and do a pencil sketch. Then my Dad got me some paint and I worked on the drawing for three or four days.

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I draw a lot in my spare time because it lets you show people what you’re thinking, better than words.


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