Pic Darien Smartphone Photo Contest Winners Announced

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The Darien Arts Center has announced 14 winners in its 3rd annual Smartphone Photo Contest, Pic Darien.

The contest garnered close to 400 entries in six categories, with submissions from all ages.

Here’s a video showing the entries:

[Editor’s note: The Darien Arts Center website linked to last year’s video, which this article linked to. The DAC corrected the link and Darienite was informed, so now, at 2:07 p.m., Thursday, June 14, we’ve changed it to what we’re told is this year’s video showing the entries.]

First place ($100) and runner up ($50) cash prizes in all categories were awarded to adults and children at a reception June 1 in the DAC Weatherstone Studio.

Here are the winners:

Food category

Student Winner: Anya Napoli Student Runner up: Anya Napoli

Adult Winner: Patricia Frattaroli

Adult Runner Up: Janine Vairo


Student Winner: Ellie Mueller

Student Runner up: Rica Monaghan

Adult Winner: Patricia Frattaroli

Adult Runner Up: Tara Claps


Student Winner: Anna Passaretti

Student Runner up: Georgia Sheehan

Adult Winner : Julie O’Connor

Adult Runner Up: David Gioiella

People & Pets

Student Winner: Georgia Sheehan

Student Runner up: Katie Walsh

Adult Winner: Susan Mackenzie

Adult Runner Up: Jackie Stoddard

Travel, Near & Far

Student Winner: Harrison Slotkin

Student Runner up: Quinn Connolly

Adult Winner : Lee Smith

Adult Runner Up: Lee Smith

Adult Honorable Mention: Pam Lindberg

Landscape & Nature

Student Winner: Matthew Taylor

Student Runner up: Robbie Gaaserud

Adult Winner: Chad Knight

Adult Runner Up: Lee Smith

Adult Honorable Mention: Diane Farrell

DAC Pic Darien Jackson and Wyant

Photo from Darien Arts Center

Andrea Jackson, DAC board member and chairperson for the Pic Darien Photo Contest, and judge of the contest, award-winning photographer, filmmaker and producer, Jeffrey Wyant.


Award-winning photographer, filmmaker and producer Jeffrey Wyant, judged the contest, a fundraiser, which was sponsored by Nola Physical Therapy and Performance, E.C. Scott, Blue Wave Taco, Blue Wave Orthodontics, Big Shots Custom Framing and Photolab, Beautycounter and Heights Pizza.

All photo entries are showcased in a slideshow at darienarts.org.

For more information call (203) 655-8683. The DAC is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Darien Town Hall.

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