A comical Minions-themed lighthouse made by two Shelton men took home two prizes in the 15th annual \u201cFestival of Lighthouses Contest\u201d at The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. \u201cMinion Point\u201d by Charlie Kestler and Roy Glover, with help from Kestler\u2019s son-in-law Connor Rieve of Bethel, won $150 for receiving the fourth-most paper-ballot votes from Aquarium visitors in the recent display, which ran from Nov. 19 to Jan. 16. The trio also received an additional $500 prize because \u201cMinion Point\u201d tallied the most votes in a separate \u201cFacebook Favorite\u201d vote conducted online Jan. 1-16. The Aquarium\u2019s holiday lighthouse display featured 13 large model lighthouses built by local artists, students and hobbyists. The contest\u2019s winners were chosen by Aquarium visitors, who had the chance to enjoy the lighthouses in the Aquarium galleries and then vote for their favorite. More than 6,700 votes were tallied in this most recent display. This is the sixth time Kestler has entered the Aquarium contest. In past years, his submissions were modeled after realistic \u2013 or even actual \u2013 lighthouses. That changed this year, as \u201cMinion Point\u201d depicts two yellow Minions from the \u201cDespicable Me\u201d animated-comedy movie series. One Minion stands on the ground holding a lighted candy cane with one hand and a candy cane-striped light post with the other hand. Standing on his head is another Minion, working to string holiday lights around the light post. With help from Rieve and the 95-year-old Glover, Kestler made the entry using a Sonotube for the light post and beach balls wrapped in fabric for the Minions\u2019 bodies. At a Jan. 19 ceremony at The Maritime Aquarium, three other prizes were awarded from the paper-ballot voting: first place ($1,500) \u2013 \u201cLEG-lobe\u201d by Nick Parker of Ridgefield. second place ($750) \u2013 \u201cCork Island Lighthouse\u201d by Carolina Fontes of Stratford. third place ($300) \u2013 \u201cNational Lighthouse\u201d by Jo Stecker of Norwalk. \u201cWe congratulate the winners, and thank all the contestants whose creativity added a fun and festive cheer to The Maritime Aquarium through the holiday season,\u201d said Tina Tison, the Aquarium\u2019s marketing director. \u201cBecause of them, tour guests were the real winners.\u201dFor more information about exhibits, IMAX\u00ae movies, programs or other offerings at the popular Connecticut family attraction this winter, go to www.MaritimeAquarium.org or call (203) 852-0700.