Moksha and Dhruv Iyer, fifth and third graders from Mill Hill School in Fairfield, pose with their “Scariest” Halloween window painting at Bridgewater Chocolate. Joining the youngsters are Chrysoula Sandalidis, left, the store manager, and Mathew Mandell, right, the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce executive director. / Contributed photos
Photo at left: Ryder Elgort, a sixth grader at Weston Middle School, was a prize winner for a “Most Halloween” scene painted at Cycle Dynamics. At right: Milo Milgrom, a Bedford Middle School eighth grader, won a “Most Creative” prize for his Halloween window painting at Winfield Deli.
Penelope Whitbourne, a seventh grader at Bedford Middle School, poses with her “Scariest” prize-winning Halloween decoration, with owner Jim Boyrer at the Greens Farms Spirit Shop.

WESTPORT — Bewitching Halloween scenes graced windows at 40 businesses around town for the holiday, painted by young artists in the annual “Halloween Window Painting Contest” sponsored by the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce.

More than 50 children competed in the contest, open to youngsters at the elementary and middle school levels, according to Matthew Mandell, the chamber director.

Contestants’ art work was judged on the basis of several Halloween themes.

Winners, who received a gift certificate for ice cream or candy at Saugatuck Sweets, have been announced:

Elementary schools

  • “Scariest Window,” by Moksha and Dhruv Iyer, fifth and third graders from Mill Hill School in Fairfield, at Bridgewater Chocolates.
  • “Most Halloween,” by Maddy and Morgan Chang, kindergartners at Kings Highway School, at the Westport Book Shop.

Middle schools

  • “Scariest Window,” by Penelope Whitbourne, seventh grader at Bedford Middle School, at the Greens Farms Spirit Shop.
  • “Most Creative,” a tie between Milo Milgrom, a Bedford Middle eighth grader, at Winfield Deli, and Manuela Roza, a Bedford seventh grader, at Cold Fusion.
  • “Most Halloween,” by Ryder Elgort, a sixth grader at Weston Middle School, at Cycle Dynamics.
Maddy and Morgan Chang, kindergartners at Kings Highway School, with their prize-winning Halloween scene at the Westport Book Shop, joined by fellow painter Solenne and Mathew Mandell of the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce.