Great job on the contest results. Yours turned out great! (both of them). Good luck on the Lord of the Rings challenge. Fraid I can't straddle both worlds like you (children and adult) so I'm sitting this one out.
although i agree that the colouration in this is more attractive, there is a distinct lack of high quality images aimed for the younger generation, so i can't really say it didnt deserve the DD yet this one should. if i had my way they'd both get a DD lol