Tomie's directions were to illustrate the poem, Sneeze with an 8 by 8"inch composition
using any color or medium. The illustration was to target the 2 months to 2 year age group!
You can find the other entries in the Unofficial Gallery of the Tomie dePaola Award
and see the winners at http://www.scbwi.org/winner-of-the-2014-tomie-depaola-award-is-announced/
My black and white illustration of Little Women won an honorable mention from Tomie dePaola last year. It was a challenge to have to use only black and white!
This is the 2013 First Prize winning illustration from Akiko White :
Here is my friend Rowena Russell's entry, I love the simplicity and idea of the sneezing snowman!