Deadline to enter the Darien Arts Center’s smartphone photo contest Pic Darien is February 14th. Photographers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to enter and compete for cash prizes at The contest is open to all and contestants are not required to live in Darien.

Participants may enter Pic Darien, as often as they wish, either as a student (ages 17 and under) or as an adult (ages 18 and over) in one of six themed prize categories including People and Pets; Landscape, Seascape, Nature; Travel; Food and Drink; Abstract; and Love, Anguish and Triumph. Fee to enter the contest is $10 per photo. Photos do not need to be taken in Darien. First place and honorable mention cash prizes will be awarded to students and adults in all categories. First place prizes are $100 and honorable mention prizes are $50.

The new category of Love, Anguish and Triumph, will have a larger prize level of $250 for first prizes and $100 for second place prizes. All entries will be presented in a slideshow at an April 28 award and reveal reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the DAC Weatherstone Studio located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Darien Town Hall. To find out more about the Pic Darien Smartphone Photo Contest, visit or call (203) 655-8683.