This fall the Virginia Room, the library’s local history collection, sponsored a photo contest for students called “Capturing Arlington.” Our goal was to help document the changing face of Arlington and to insure that places which might eventually disappear would be photographed and become part of the community’s historical record. All entries will become part of the Virginia Room’s permanent archival collection and made available to researchers.
Selecting the winning images was a challenge – entries were judged not only on composition but also on the site/subject matter selected. First, Second and Third prizes were awarded in two categories – Junior (middle school students) and Senior (high school students).
The winning photographs will be on display on the first floor of the Central Library during the month of April:
First Prize, $150 – Alice Naland (Kenmore)
Mario’s Pizza House, Wilson Blvd
Second Prize, $100 – Jessica Troup (Swanson)
Public Shoes, Wilson Blvd, Clarendon
Third Prize, $75 – Elana Margosis (Swanson)
Rick’s Tattoo, Lee Highway
First prize, $150 – Peyton Wilson (Yorktown)
Rosewood Imports (formerly the Family Tea House, a Chinese restaurant), Lee Highway
Second Prize, $100 – Natasha Sheppard (Yorktown)
Atlantic Motors and T.A. Sullivan & Son Monuments, Washington Blvd, Clarendon
Third Prize, $75 – Matthew Welborn (H.B. Woodlawn)
Green Valley Pharmacy, S Shirlington Rd
Because of the number of excellent submissions we also awarded 10 honorable mentions (click name to see student’s image):
- Elio-Alejandro Collantes
- Erin Daniell
- Maya Giacobbe
- Helen Land
- Adrianna Mitchell
- Dario M. Mitchell
- Stephen Moran
- Jeremy Nussbaum
- Haley Tymeson
- Markus Wolf
We’d like to thank the schools who helped get the word out, as well as the Friends of the Library who generously provided the prize money.
David P. says
These are terrific photos, and the students should all be proud of their work.