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Winners of the Pic Darien Smartphone Photo Contest Announced

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The Darien Arts Center proudly announces the winners in its 2nd annual Smartphone Photo Contest, Pic Darien. The contest garnered over 300 entries in five categories, with submissions from adults, students and children. _________

— an announcement from Darien Arts Center


Children’s Category
Winners are:

Nature — first prize to Schafer Repsher, Honorable Mention to Remi Repsher;
People/Pets — first prize to Olivia Leimgruber, Honorable Mention to Hans Baurmeister;
Travel — first prize to Brynn Forlizzi. Student Category
Prizes are:

Food — first prize to Mary Duffy, Honorable Mention to Macy Millones;
Humor — first prize to Ellie Mueller, Honorable Mention to Lorenzo Zullo;
Nature — first prize to Caroline Krantz, Honorable Mention to Trevor Cooper;
People/Pets — first prize to Maddy Roberts, Honorable Mention to Ellie Mueller;
Travel — first prize to Grace Gardella, Honorable Mention to Sammie Wagner. Adult Category
The prizes are:

Food — first prize to Janine Vairo, Honorable Mention to Philip Leimgruber;
Humor — first prize to Carin Zakes, Honorable Mention to Michael Tangney;
Nature — first prize to Heather Harriton, Honorable Mention to Kathy Rawdon;
People/Pets — first prize to Jared Heuer, Honorable Mention to Brian Hekker;
Travel — first place to Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Honorable Mention to Janine Vairo.

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Deadline Extended to Thursday, March 2 for ‘Pic Darien’ Smartphone Photo Contest

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Darien Arts Center has announced that the deadline has been extended for its Pic Darien smartphone photo contest. You now have until Thursday, March 2 to get your photos in. Professional artist and accomplished Westport graphic designer Miggs Burroughs will judge the contest. This is the second year for the photo contest, which garnered over 400 entries in 2016. This year, contestants may submit their smartphone photos for cash prizes in 5 categories at until March 2.

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Win Glory and a Cash Prize in the Pic Darien Smartphone Photo Contest

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The Darien Arts Center is announcing the return of its smartphone photography contest fundraiser, Pic Darien. The contest is open to all; there are no age restrictions and contestants are not required to live in Darien. In 2016, its first year, the well-received contest garnered almost 400 entries from contestants of all ages from places as far away as California, Tennessee and Washington D.C.

This year, contestants may submit their smartphone photos for cash prizes in 5 categories at the DAC website until Feb. 27. Participants may enter either as a child, age 10 and under, student, ages 11 to 17, or as an adult, ages 18 and over, in one of five themed prize categories including People/Pets, Nature, Travel, and new this year, Food, and Humor. Each contestant may enter up to 2 smartphone photos for a $25 fee.

Pic Darien Parent/Child Smartphone Photo Workshop at Darien Arts Center

A parent/child smartphone photography workshop is being offered at the Darien Arts Center on Feb. 18; from 2 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn how to create beautiful smartphone photos that consider the basic rules of photography and composition. Sam Morrow, professional artist and instructor, will lead the workshop that focuses on composition, color and lighting using smartphone photography. Morrow holds masters degrees in Fine Art from both Ohio State University and the Royal College of Art in London. He currently teaches at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Greenwich Art Society, Rowayton Arts Center and Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan.

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Traveling During February Break? Take a Pic and Enter It in the Pic Darien Smartphone Photo Contest

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Don’t miss an opportunity if you’re traveling during the upcoming February school break. Photos taken on trips may make for winning entries in the Travel category of the Pic Darien Smartphone Photo Contest. The Darien Arts Center’s contest is accepting entries via its website through Feb. 27. Contestants may submit their smartphone photos for cash prizes in 5 categories: People/Pets, Travel, Nature, and — new this year — Food and Humor.