DARIEN — Artists of all ages were honored in Darien Friday evening for work in a medium that earmarks the 21st century.

The reception for the Darien Arts Center’s smartphone photo contest—Pic Darien—took place with prizes, food and a striking collection of phone-based photos.

“It makes everybody concentrate on the image and not lenses and settings,” said Miggs Burroughs, the Westport artist, who judged the contest.

“There’s nothing to fiddle with except the image and I think that’s good for any photographer.”