Winner! (2006) Melissa Casarez, Lowell, MA
Melissa took the grand prize with her bellyÃ¢Â?Â?s artistic depiction of the classic scene from The Wizard of Oz.
Finalist: Sarah Lingwall, West Valley City, UT
SarahÃ¢Â?Â?s burgeoning belly helped her hatch a plan to paint her tummy as the famous fairy-tale egg.
Bowl of Fruit
Finalist: Marigold Haske, Santa Ana, CA
MarigoldÃ¢Â?Â?s belly is a wonderfully-styled classic oil painting Â -- with lots of painstaking detail.Â
Finalist: Julie Kukreja, Algonquin, IL
Every mom-to-be hopes her baby will be serene and easygoing Â -- looks like those thoughts were channeled into JulieÃ¢Â?Â?s belly painting!
Finalist: Chrystal Steffen, Oak Lawn, IL
Looks like this baby-to-be is going to get an early start on discipline Â -- MomÃ¢Â?Â?s already got the rule-maker role down pat.
Ready for Landing
Finalist: Stacy Landis, Ft. Wayne, IN
By the looks of momÃ¢Â?Â?s belly, StacyÃ¢Â?Â?s baby-to-be is coming in for a landing very shortly...
Finalist: Julie Goduto-Hogan, Lombard, IL
Not only is JulieÃ¢Â?Â?s abstract belly art vivid and visually arresting, but she painted her own belly Â -- unassisted!
Finalist: Ginger Patchin, Las Vegas, NV
GingerÃ¢Â?Â?s belly pays homage to the most-recognized symbol of childbirth Â -- the stork, making a much-anticipated delivery.
A Take on Disney
Finalist: Kristen Fowles, West Columbia, SC
Hats off to KristenÃ¢Â?Â?s rendition of two Disney character favorites Â -- Baby Pooh and his buddy Piglet.