GRADE - HONOURS
I gave this image top ranking for several reasons. Firstly it conveys the magic and delight provided by the illuminations. It invites both emotional and intellectual responses, and is supported by a well thought out composition, colour contrast, and a good control of exposure. I particularly like the way you allowed a blue line to overlap with the mouth. This helps to downplay the gummy smile while diverting full attention to the sparkling eyes.
From JULY SET SUBJECT "LIGHT PAINTING"