The After School Arts Program in Washington, which serves northwestern Connecticut, is accepting submissions for its sixth annual Celebration of Young Photographers. Students in grades six to eight can submit a photo in any of these categories: nature, people, or building/architecture.

Entrants are asked to explore the use of composition and reflect on light, colors and placement of their subject.

Students in grades nine to 12 are asked to use composition in one of three ways to tell their story: unexpected whimsy, ordinary object captured from a unique perspective, or tell a thought-provoking story.

A panel of judges will select the best photographs to be exhibited at The White Barn at South Farms in Morris Nov. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. The jury is composed of professional photographers and artists.

A gift will be awarded to one participant and one honorable mention from each of the two age groups.

ASAP will notify participants whose work has been selected for the exhibit and will be responsible for printing and framing the artwork, which will be for sale, with proceeds to benefit ASAP programs.

Submissions may be emailed to on or before Oct. 7.

For more information, visit


raphers/ or call 860-868-0740.