I like this a whole lot- it's very creative how you did this meme; not simple redrawing the older picture freehanded, but since you had a specific reference it's funny to see how differently you manage to capture detail now. And how much more exact you regard your reference as an advanced artist.
It's very cute, but I think that it lacks relevance. Even I, who am not an artist, could provide a much better drawing of a person than when I was a child. This doesn't really show a specific improvement to your skill.
It wouldn't matter if she did or not, she's disqualified from the contest. The piece has to be an existing deviation in her gallery prior to September 6th. She uploaded this the day after the contest was announced. I don't know if she takes this contest seriously, or if she literally didn't read the rules correctly.