“Cuddle Close” was awarded a Special Merit in Light Space & Time’s “Botanical” Art Exhibition. The art competition and the submission process for the artists began in March 2016 and concluded on April 26, 2016. The gallery received 764 entries from 20 different countries from around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Columbia, Croatia, Egypt, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russian Federation, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. In addition, the gallery received entries from 38 different states. You can see all the Special Merit winners online.