Madison, huh? One of my best friend's name is Madison. I find Madison's tend to be pretty great people. You wouldn't happen to be blond would you?
You live on the East Coast too? Neat. Frankly, I'm shocked at how few myOtaku members tend to be from the East Coast. It seems strange seeing as how large it is, but things are this way for some reason, of which I don't know.
Making friends is quite the achievement. So few people are truly able to make new friends and hold them. So for that, I say congrats!
I can tell that art means quite a bit to you. Hopefully you will get that art award that you so want. Just know, that art is an expression of one's self, so even if you do not win an award, then so long as you can express yourself then you should be happy. That is only my thoughts, but I believe them.
Well, I won't add you until I get your permission. It's a personal rule I have. If you want to be friends, then send me a p.m. or sign my guestbook telling me so.
Even if we are not to become friends, best of luck with all that life throws your way.