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Cute Kids, Pups Rule Winning Smartphone Pics In Darien Contest

Darien Arts Center Smartphone photo contest winner in the children’s category of People/Pets, “Me and Daisy” by Olivia Leimgruber, Photo Credit: Contributed
Darien Arts Center Smartphone photo contest winner in the student category of Food, “Afternoon Delight” by Mary Duffy. Photo Credit: Contributed
Darien Arts Center Smartphone photo contest winner in the adult category of Travel, “Girl on a Train” by Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- Cute kids, dogs, and nature are all winning shots this year in Pic Darien, the Darien Arts Center's annual smartphone contest.

The winners in Children, Student and Adult categories, selected by a judge from from 3,000 entries are:


Nature, first-place to Schafer Repsher , honorable mention to Remi Repsher ; People/Pets, first-place to Renee Leimgruber , honorable mention to Hans Baurmeister ; Travel, first-place to Brynn Forlizzi .


Food, first place to Mary Duffy , honorable mention to Macy Millones ; Humor, first place to E llie 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 .


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 prize to Heather Harriton , honorable mention to Kathy Rawdon ; People/Pets, first prize to Jared Heue r, honorable mention to Brian Hekker ; Travel, first prize to Elizabeth Fitzpatrick , honorable mention to Janine Vairo .

The winning photos will be shown tonight in a slideshow on the DAC Weatherstone Studio’s 184” HD movie screen at an Award and Reveal Reception at the DAC, 2 Renshaw Road, Darien.

The public is invited to this free event.

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