We had no idea when we launched a panda-coloring contest a few weeks ago just how many KidsPost readers are fabulous artists. We received 2,510 colorful pandas -- the most entries for any contest in KidsPost history!

Our pandas were created by 1,779 individual artists, the youngest not yet 2 and the oldest 77 (but still very much a kid at heart). Some of you used colored pencils, some used crayons, and a few got out the glitter pens. We got one panda with googly eyes and one with soft fur (the pretend kind).

Deciding which ones to publish was really difficult. So you can find even more pandas at And later this summer, we'll print some more.

1. Jacqueline Colburn, 10, Silver Spring; 2. Mandy Hoop, 10, Ashburn; 3. Caroline Webster, 11, Alexandria;

4. Adam Jennison, 13, Washington; 5. Taylor Jones, 9, Leesburg; 6. Eric Kim, 14, Loudoun; 7. Xiao Jing, 11, Rockville; 8. Amanda Mey,

11, Damascus; 9. Elana

Casey, 10, Washington;

10. Tang Coco, 8, Rockville;

11. Jonathan Penhale, 7, and Jilene Penhale, 8, Arlington; 12. Matt Swartz, 14, Centreville; 13. Gianni Proctor, 9, Washington; 14. Bebelyn Delvina, 15, Waldorf; 15. Nina Thomas, 11, Arlington;

16. Jenna Grazzini, 9, Andrews Air Force Base; 17. Collin Miller, 8, Stafford; 18. Rico Alvarado, 14, Centreville.