Instagram Photo Contest Of The Arts Council Attracts Record Entries

A record number of photo enthusiasts – 32 – entered 166 distinct entries in the 2023 Arts Council photo contest whose theme was “Shades of Blue’.   The three judges, Phoenix Marks, Fine Art Photographer, Stacy Daughtery, Fine Art Photographer, and Lifrancis Rojas, Visual Artist were impressed with the quality and variety of the submissions.

Lifrancis, Director of the Photo Contest, noted, “The Summer Photo contest was truly a success, and I find immense joy in how the Instagram feed looks with the enchanting “Shades of Blue” theme. The participants not only embraced the theme but also showcased remarkable creativity and originality, which left me in awe. The results have left me thrilled, and I invite everyone to explore the captivating snapshots on our Instagram account @1westonfl or within our Flickr album:

Winners and Most-Liked were:

  •    First Place – Flavia Celestino – $100
  •    Second Place – Ira Abels – $75
  •    Third Place – Ira Abels – $50
  •    Most Liked – Alejandra Amaya – $25
  • The top 25 photos will be exhibited at the Weston Branch Library from September 1st to October 5th.  There will be a reception to honor the photo artists.

Laura Dobrzanski, President, commented, “We are thrilled to see an increase in the number of photos this year.  The diversity of interpretations of “Shades of Blue” and the unique perspective of our participants is truly inspiring and we are excited to share these exquisite shots with the community.