I'm grateful for the awards my Potbelly Bears have earned -- several times over, from the start of my creative career. It's a lot of work to prep contest entries, though. And I find making things more rewarding and relaxing than prepping them as contest entries, or monitoring submission deadlines. That's why, years back, I stopped entering competitions. Doing so freed me to learn new things while improving on the already-known. I remain incredibly proud of, and deeply grateful for, the honors my work has received. Below, just a sampling. Enjoy!