LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.
June 15, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Astoria Federal Savings has announced the 12 winners of its 8th annual Teen Photo Contest, open to 13 to 19 year olds. Earlier this year, teens were encouraged to use their cameras and creative approaches to capture the theme, "Eye on Style: People, Fashion and Trends." The photo entries ranged from stylish portraits that captured people in unique settings to stylized close-up shots. More than 1,700 entries were submitted by students of 85 high schools in
"We received a record number of entries this year and were impressed with the caliber of the photos," said Astoria Federal Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Retail Banking Group Brian Edwards. "Each reflected the theme in unique ways. Clearly there's a lot of talent out there and we are happy to be able to recognize and reward several of these young artists."
The annual contest is one of the many ways Astoria Federal is committed to its
initiative to promote lifelong learning in the communities it serves. "Whether we are helping youngsters develop financial literacy or fostering teenagers' creative expression, we actively support education at every age level," Edwards said. The winning photographers each won a
cash prize, while their schools benefited with a
grant for their art teachers' classroom use.
This year's winners are:
Ardsley High School
from Floral Park Memorial High School,
from Forest Hills High School,
from Huntington High School,
John Dewey High School
from Eastern Suffolk BOCES,
from Northport High School,
Ward Melville High School
from Syosset High School and
from Shoreham-Wading River High School.