@TheDoc Personally, I’m entertained either way
The site is relatively good for someone who is as young as you are, but there definitely things that you can improve on pretty easily. As others have said, the gradients are a bit much. I would stick with a solid colour for the border of the content and a more subtle gradient for the page background.
In my opinion, I would put your logo all on one line, rather than having parts of your name higher than others. I would use a different font for your headings as Papyrus is a little (!) overused. Personally I like [Trocchi](http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Trocchi “http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Trocchi”).
So yeah, good job on the enthusiasm and good luck for the competition