Tivadu Badge, by LatinVixen
One of the things I look for, besides art technique, is the idea behind it. A beautifully rendered person on a white field staring into space is not much better than refrigerator art. In this case, even though the piece is "just" a namebadge, it conveys a moment, and a character, completely and adorably. Well done!
Alex Icon, by nevar!
Expressionistic, and very evocative. The icicles seem to be closing in menacingly, but the dog just laps it up, so to speak. Is he an optimist, or just oblivious? ;)