Keep your eye on Josh Suggs and Samantha Henske.
Thanks to their own keen eyes, both were double winners in the 3rd annual Young Shoots student digital photography contest.
Over 70 photos were submitted by youngsters ages 8 to 18, from across Fairfield County. Subject matter ranged from rhubarb to honey bees.
Suggs won the age 11-14 competition (judged by photography and food experts) for “Back to Our Roots,” and the Fan Favorite (selected by the public) for “Apple of My Eye.”
Henske picked up 1st place in age 8-10 for “A Bouquet of Lettuce,” and the Fan Favorite prize for “One in a Million.”
The age 15-18 category winner was “Happy Rhubarb” by Lili Dowell. The Fan Favorite was Sarah Maybruck’s “Colorful Beginnings.”
All were honored last night at Sugar & Olives. First-place winners earned $100, and the co-lead of a photo shoot at The Whelk with chef Bill Taibe.
Second place winners Samantha Sandrew, Olivia Toth and Claire Langdon received $50 each.
Fan Favorites got a 1-year membership to the Arts Center, and a Farmers’ Market t-shirt.