Dear Readers,

We recently held our first adult coloring contest in conjunction with Melissa Arnold’s Aug. 8 article, “A technicolor world: How coloring brings fun and freedom to adults.” Readers age 21 and older were asked to color in the cover of Arts & Lifestyles.

The response was overwhelming, and we received many colorful entries from readers all along the North Shore who used many different types of medium, including colored pencils, markers and glitter to create their masterpieces. Even two of our employees joined in just for fun!

Kristin Laudicina of St. James is the winner of TBR’s Adult Coloring Contest!

Along with her entry, Anne Groben of Stony Brook enclosed a wonderful letter describing how she took up adult coloring as a form of art therapy after being confined to bed rest after hip surgery. She writes, “I found that this was indeed therapeutic and had many fast-paced hours of enjoyment.”

Linda Sardone of Sound Beach was inspired by stained glass windows, using acrylic paint, marking pens and metallic inks to color in the design. Susan Saviano of Selden added gold and pink glitter to enhance her coloring page, and Rosemarie Lang of Setauket commented, ‘T’was Fun.’

Although it was extremely difficult to choose a winner as every entry was unique in its own way, Kristin Laudicina of St. James edged out the competition with her beautiful shading skills and receives a three-year subscription to the Times Beacon Record. All other entries will receive a one-year subscription. Congratulations to all!

So on that note, let’s keep the momentum going with a new contest for adults!

camera coloring pageDesign a unique graphic for our readers to color in and enter to win a three-year subscription to the Times Beacon Record (a $99 value). Contest is open to ages 21 and older. Mail your entry to Times Beacon Record Newspapers, P.O. Box 707, Setauket, NY 11733 or email a high-resolution image to [email protected]. Please include your name, age and town. Deadline to enter is Sept. 17. The winner will be announced in the issue of Sept. 22. Questions? Call 631-751-7744, ext. 109.