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Skeleton of a boy sitting on the 'D' of 'Dream', from Francesco Bertinatti, Elementi di anatomia fisiologica applicata alle belle arti figurative (Turin, 1837-39).  Artist: Mecco Leone. Lithograph
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“Under Your Skin” Art Contest

In conjunction with the Dream Anatomy exhibit, the National Library of Medicine decided to hold an art contest and ask children between the ages of five and thirteen what they thought the body looked like “under the skin.”

The children, whose drawings you see below, took up the challenge.

First Place

Collage/color-pencil-drawing of girl showing spine, rib cage, eye socket.
Eve Peyser
Age 9 1/2
New York, NY
Top right thumbnail: Crayon drawing of smiling figure surrounded by labeled body parts.
Taite Alyson Puhala
Age 6
East Granby, CT





Second Place

Magic marker drawing of glowing figure showing heart and intestines.
Jacqueline Kantor
Age 12
Bethesda, MD
Crayon drawing of smiling girl, standing above the words, “My Internal Body”
Katie McGregor
Age 5
Gainesville, VA
Crayon drawing of a figure, standing below the words, “My Internal Body”
Amber Tornetta
Age 5
Gainesville, VA




Third Place

Crayon drawing of a figure, standing below the words, “My Internal Body”
Porsche Amaya
Age 6
Gainesville, VA
Color-pencil drawing of a figure, standing below the words, “My Internal Body”
Matthew David Golder
Age 6
Gainesville, VA
Divided figure of a head: the left side shows the skull and neck, the right side the muscles of the face, eye and neck.
Amy Tuttle
Age 10
Silver Spring, MD





Honorable Mentions

Dream Crayon drawing of a smiling figure, standing below the words, “My Internal Body”
Denny Anderson
Age 5
Gainesville, VA
Pencil and crayon drawing of a figure, standing below the words, “My Internal Body” and a shining sun.
Owse Alaubaidi
Age 6
Gainesville, VA
Pencil and crayon drawing of a figure, standing below the words, “My Internal Body”.
Kalin Forest Black
Age 5
Gainesville, VA
Pencil and crayon drawing of a figure holding a red heart in its right hand and a blue heart in its left.
John Buggy
Age 5
Gainesville, VA





Pencil and crayon drawing of a figure, standing above the words, “My Internal Body”.
Joshua Conwell
Age 6
Gainesville, VA
Pencil and crayon drawing of a smiling figure, standing to the left of the words, “My Internal Body”.
Alex Flores
Age 6
Gainesville, VA
Pencil drawing of a figure, standing above the words, “My Internal Body”.
Kyle Hickerson
Age 6
Gainesville, VA
Crayon drawing of a figure, standing below the words, “My Internal Body”.
Johnny Houston
Age 6
Gainesville, VA





Crayon drawing of a figure, surrounded by identifying words.
Jenna Kantor
Age 6
Bethesda, MD
Pencil drawing of a figure underneath the heading “Your Bones By Melissa Kantor”.
Melissa Kantor
Age 9
Bethesda, MD
Colorful crayon drawing of a human figure standing next to a bird. To the right, the sun is shining. The drawing is labeled “My internal body”.
Medhia Mahmood
Age 5
Gainesville, VA
Crayon and pencil drawing of a figure, below the words, “My Internal Body”.
Katherine Meckus
Age 5
Gainesville, VA





Pencil drawing of a skull with blacked out  eye sockets.
Katherine Porter
Age 10
Silver Spring, MD
Crayon and pencil drawing of a figure.
Brishen Rogas
Age 5
Gainesville, VA
Crayon and pencil drawing of a figure, next to the words “My Internal Body”.
Edward Shanahan
Age 6
Gainesville, VA
Crayon drawing of a figure, over the words “My Internal Body”.
Eric J. Smith
Age 6
Gainesville, VA