MoCA Westport and Westport Farmers’ Market Announce Fifth Annual Young Shoots Student Photography Competition
MoCA Westport and the Westport Farmers’ Market are excited to announce the fifth annual student digital photography competition, Young Shoots, for kids and teens ages 8-18.
The competition is designed to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their creativity through the digital photography medium, and to showcase the local color and vibrancy of the Westport Farmers’ Market.
Jurors will select winners in three age groups (8-10 years old, 11-14 years old, and 15-18 years old) and all photographs must be taken at the Westport Farmers’ Market.
All selected Young Shoots photographers will have their work showcased in a gallery-like setting at Sugar & Olives restaurant, and then at MoCA Westport’s new space at 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport. First place winners will receive a $100 cash prize and will also have the opportunity to lead a food photo shoot with Bill Taibe, local chef extraordinaire. Second place winners in each category will win a $50 cash prize.
The community will also have a chance to vote online for their favorite submissions with “Fan Favorite” winners in each age category receiving a one-year membership to the MoCA Westport and a Westport Farmers’ Market t-shirt.
HOW TO SUBMIT
To submit work, email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Students may submit up to 2 photographs.
- Images should be 1MB – 4 MB, saved as .jpg, and labled lastname_firstname_title.jpg.
- Please include your age in the email.
September 6, 2019
All photographers ages 8 – 18 may submit.
Students will be juried in 3 separate age groups:ages 8 – 10, 11 – 14, and 15 – 18.
All photographs must be taken at the Westport Farmers’ Market, held Thursdays, 10am – 2pm, at 50 Imperial Ave in Westport.
Edits and stylistic enhancements are permissible.
The Photography Competition is free.
About the Westport Farmers’ Market
In June 2006, Paul Newman and Michel Nischan planted a seed and we opened our doors in the parking lot of the Westport Country Playhouse. We were so proud of our 14 vendors, and so grateful for the 500 shoppers who showed up to support us.
In 2009, we moved to our current home at 50 Imperial Avenue, a stone’s throw from the Saugatuck River. With a little more space and a little more air, we began to put down roots. We started expanding our programming, and our role within the community.
Today, boasting the accolade of the strictest guidelines in the state, to assure the most delicious and healthy food possible, the market is blooming with 45 vendors! Food trucks, GMO free vendors, organic farmers, pizza, yoga, chef demos, tamales, and an eager, hungry lunch crowd. We now welcome thousands of eager shoppers each month.