I think its really good for a first try. You definitely captured ichigos bishiness and super grumpy attitude hehe ^.^
I love the cherry blossoms too. They're so pretty!
I think one of Ichis eyes are a bit wonky but apart from that its awesome:D
Lots of luck to you in the competition.
Also, if you've got the time, could you please take a look at my picture and tell me what you think? <3