Hunger Action Hero Art Contest

We Are Proud to Announce the Winners of the Hunger Action Hero Art Contest!

Before we do, Feeding San Diego and the Comic-Con Museum would like to extend a sincere thank you to all 295 students who submitted an entry and to the thousands of people who voted. We are so impressed by the creativity of all designs and origin stories.

We think you are all heroes for taking action!

In the Middle/High School category, the winners are…

First Place:
Hunger Halter

First place Hunger Halter

755 votes

Aiden – Age 14, Julian Charter School Mountain Oaks, Encinitas

Second Place: Demeter

Second place Demeter

618 votes

Sirenna – Age 17, Olympian High School, Chula Vista

Third Place:
Eartha

Third place Eartha

606 votes

Isabella – Age 14, High Tech High, Chula Vista

Feeding San Diego and the Comic-Con Museum believe that the world needs more heroes, so the judges have decided to bring to life our grand prize winner, Hunger Halter, and second-place winner, Demeter. Both of these characters will be featured at San Diego Comic-Con this July!

Meet the Artists

Feeding San Diego Hunger Action Hero Art Contest 1st place winner, Aiden Prior with his hero, Hunger Halter Feeding San Diego and Comic-Con Museum Hunger Action Hero Art Contest 1st place winner, Aiden Prior with his hero, Hunger Halter

Aiden Prior is 14 years old and a freshman at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad. He is a storyteller and writer passionate about comics. As an individual with autism, Aiden has identified with superheroes from a young age because they remind him of his inner strength. Through all his challenges and struggles, he finds the strength to persevere by looking to superheroes. At times, his family has struggled with food insecurity, so it is important to him to help bring awareness of the issue to his community. He is very close to his mother Brittany, who encouraged him to apply for the Hunger Action Hero Art Contest. Together they give back to the community, including feeding unhoused neighbors in their community.

Feeding San Diego and Comic-Con Museum Hunger Action Hero Art Contest 2nd place winner, Sirenna Ascencio

Sirenna Ascencio is 17 years old and a freshman at Southwestern Community College in Otay Lakes. Sirenna has been drawing since she was in elementary school. She decided to enter the contest to raise awareness through her drawings, and was compelled by the idea of bringing attention to the issue of hunger. She was inspired to create her character so she could reach out to youth to take action in solving world hunger, whether it be creating awareness like she did through her artwork or volunteering with a local hunger-relief organization.

Each of the top three winners won a trip to Comic-Con Museum’s Makers Lab for their class or homeroom, in addition to other exciting prizes.

Congratulations Aiden, Sirenna, and Isabella!