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40 Kids Won Amazing Kids! Perrific Oscar® Picks Contest! 11-yr-old Ryan Traynor Won the Grand Prize!

Published on: 2nd March, 2011

Amazing Kids! Perrific Oscar® Picks Contest Winners!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to the 40 (yes, 40!) WINNERS of the
Amazing Kids! Perrific Oscar® Picks Contest!

Read the WINNERS’ NAMES below!

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Ryan Traynor, age 11, of Emerald Hills, California

Here is Ryan’s grand prize award-winning 50-words -or-less essay about why he predicted Toy Story 3 would win the Oscar:

“Balancing dozens of characters, it still manages to make them funny, meaningful and touching.  The animation was vivid, the voices expressive and the storyline deep, touching and hopeful.  Showing that true friendship and a real “family” are what is important, Toy Story 3 will win the Oscars and beyond.”

Ryan will receive DVDs of all three Oscar®-Nominated Films, including How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, and the Oscar winner, Toy Story 3.

Way to go, Ryan!!!

CONTEST WINNERS! Each winner will receive a DVD of a copy of either Academy Award winner Toy Story 3, or Academy Award Nominee How to Train Your Dragon!

  1. Gemrisha Anantham;  Chennai, India
  2. Karen Barrera;   Los Angeles,   CA
  3. Zoe Bennett;   Malvern,   PA
  4. Kimberly Castillo;   Los Angeles,   CA
  5. Kaitlyn Collings;   Fallbrook.   CA
  6. Tegen Crook;   Kent , United Kingdom
  7. Lynsey Eggleton;   Hull, United Kingdom
  8. Jacy Elizondo;  Lake Forest Park,   WA
  9. Hampton Gaddy;   Bloomfield,   NJ
  10. Wilson Gustaveson; Melissa, TX
  11. Tess Harmon; Joplin, MO
  12. Iain Hutchinson; San Diego, CA
  13. Laura Jang; San Diego, CA
  14. Daneya Jeffers;  Delran, NJ
  15. Nicolas Kadharmestan; Shoreline, WA
  16. Bridget Kane; Lawrenceville, NJ
  17. Aditi Laddha; Indore, India
  18. Alyssa Liljequist; Newberg, OR
  19. Will Lourcey; Fort Worth, TX
  20. Kylie Ma Suy; Chula Vista, CA
  21. Connor Martin, Camarillo, CA
  22. Alexandria Miller, Carlsbad, CA
  23. Meghan McGregor, Mississauga, Canada
  24. Monika Nikicicz; Sugar Land, TX
  25. Mohit Panjwani; Thane, India
  26. Dru Payne, The Plains, OH
  27. Reilly Pfeiffer, Waunakee, WI
  28. Pratistha Phukan, Guwahati, India
  29. Anni Racibarskas, Shoreline, WA
  30. Zander Rice; San Diego, CA
  31. Danielle Sanchez; Largo, FL
  32. Caitlyn Schroeder; St. Petersburg, FL
  33. Sabrina Sloan, Miami, FL
  34. Joshua Smith; Hillsboro, OR
  35. Tasha Sussman; Moss East, Greenwich, RI
  36. Sidra Zarafshan Syeeda;  Kowloon, Hong Kong
  37. Jason Testa; Farmingdale, NY
  38. Vaishnav Tripathi; New Delhi, India
  39. Jeena White, Rochester, NY
  40. Joseph Zhong; Omaha, NE

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Perry S. Chen is a 10-year-old award-winning film critic & artist, TV/radio personality, Annie Awards for Animation presenter, TEDx speaker,  filmmaker and animator.  He writes about movies for San Diego’s largest newspaper, the Union Tribune with over 1 million readers.  Perry is also the youngest columnist and entertainment critic for the San Diego Entertainer Magazine.  He also blogs for Animation World Network, and is the resident film critic for Amazing Kids! with about 1 million readers:

Perry won the San Diego Press Club 2010 Excellence in Journalism Award, and is represented by Rebel Entertainment Partners, a talent agency in Hollywood.

Perry started writing movie reviews using his unique kids-friendly starfish rating system on his website ( ) as an 8-year-old third grader at San Diego’s Torrey Hills Elementary School from the Del Mar Union School District.

Perry became a national sensation when he debuted on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric in May 2009 as the youngest film critic in the country.  He was featured on National Public Radio (NPR) with host Liane Hansen in March 2010, and has reviewed over 50 movies and DVDs on a multi-media platform: TV, radio, print, and web.  He is the youngest member of the Asian American Journalist Association, the San Diego Press Club,  and the youngest honoree of Cox Communication Channel 4’s annul Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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