The Easton Arts Council recognized the 31 photographers who entered its 2015 annual juried photography exhibition during a reception Dec. 5 in the Easton Public Library community room. The goal of the competition is to celebrate Easton\u2019s rural and scenic beauty, which 20 adults and 11 photographers 18 and under accomplished. Noted artist and photographer, Steven Parton, judged the entries and praised the overall quality of the exhibit. Easton First Selectman Adam Dunsby presented the awards at the Saturday evening reception. The winners in the 18 and under category were: \u2022 First place \u2014 Christina Convertito of Fairfield for \u201cThe Field\u201d \u2022 Second place \u2014 Carly Sappern of Fairfield for \u201cShades of Fall\u201d \u2022 Honorable mention \u2014 Gabriella Petrone of Easton for \u201cHello From the Other Side\u201d The winners in the adult category were: \u2022 First place \u2013 Ann Horn of South Salem for \u201cGreiser\u2019s, Easton CT\u201d \u2022 Second place \u2013 Matthew Abourezk of Easton for \u201cAfter the Fall\u201d \u2022 Honorable mention \u2013 Dawn Kraemer of Huntington for \u201cGold on Silver Hill Road\u201d The event was chaired by Cleo Sonnenborn and Barbara Szepesi with the indispensable assistance of Easton Arts Council members. The annual juried contest is open to all photographers, amateur and professional, and Easton residency is not required. \u00a0In fact, the participating photographers came from 11 towns in Connecticut and two in New York. All 52 works of art will be on display through Jan. \u00a08 in the community room, 691 Morehouse Road in Easton. \u00a0Visit the library website, \u00a0or call 203-261-0134, for library hours, Monday through Saturday.