Two locals at the top of their game in excellence on the Web and photography. Congratulations to all.
from proud father Jasun Martz :
This has been a busy past few months for 15-year-old Piper Martz of Larchmont. First, the young photographer, who is a sophomore at Mamaroneck High School, was thrilled that one of her photos had been selected for an exhibition at Pace University in Pleasantville as part of the Dyson College of Arts exhibition of student work from area high schools. Then a week later she learned that one of her photos placed her as a finalist in the “Best College Photography 2010” contest for Photography’s Forum Magazine (out of more than 13,000 entries). A few days later, an image by Martz was the featured cover shot on this years Mamaroneck High School course catalog. In addition, her photography was awarded a prestigious regional Gold Key award from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (out of more than 165,000 applicants). And finally, one of her photos was selected by the Mamaroneck High School art department faculty for an exhibit at the Mamaroneck Artists Guild entitled Young Artists on the Rise.
And our friend Emily McKhann of Larchmont and her Larchmont-based website The Motherhood has been named one of five finalists from around the world by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for a Webby Award in the Family/Parenting category. From Emily:
Hailed as the "Internet’s highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Award is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Ten thousand entries from all 50 states and 60 countries were submitted this year for consideration in the competition.
The Webby’s People Voice vote runs now through April 29. http://webby.aol.com/living/familyparenting Winners of the Webby Awards and the People’s Voice vote will be announced on May 4. http://www.webbyawards.com/
TheMotherhood.com is the only mom-owned, independent start-up in the Parenting/Family category.