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Awards Won

  • 2010 - Semi-Finalist, Adidas Goggles design for the 2010 Winter Olympics
    Semi-Finalist, Adidas Goggles design Semi-Finalist, Adidas Goggles design Semi-Finalist, Adidas Goggles design

  • 2008 - Winner, NYC.gov Summerstreets Photo Contest
    My winning photograph was shown at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Chelsea, NYC. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and is a part of NYC's greening initiative. NYC temporarily closes Park Avenue & connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park to motor vehicles and opens them up to people to walk, bike & play.
    Summer Streets - Winning Photo on NYC.gov Winning Photo - ©2008 Gary Toriello
  • Art in a Bottle2004 - Anheuser World Select showcases “Art In A Bottle” Exhibit
    This contest was open to 500 artists, and my entry made it into the “Elite 25”. It was displayed during a 3 week exhibition an at the Agora Gallery in SoHo, NYC. View the Press Release. Click the images below to view my winning painting.

  • Art in a Bottle Art in a Bottle Website My winning painting

  • 2001-2002 - Heineken Global Beer Mat Design Contest
    This international contest attracted over 2300 designers. Several of my images were selected as winning designs, and were actually produced into beer mats and distributed to the greatest Heineken bars in the world. You will find my designs in Asia, America, Australia and Europe. They are also displayed on the Heineken website in their beer mat gallery.
    Click the images below to view my winning designs.

    • Winner - Round 8 “FILM”
    • Winner - Round 7 “CARNAVAL”
    • Winner - Round 4 “BAR LIFE”
    • Runner Up - Round 6 “MUSIC”
    • Runner Up - Round 5 “TOASTS”
    • Runner Up - Round 3 “GREAT TOASTS”

    Heineken Design Contest
    Film- Winner Carnaval - Winner Bar Life - Winner
    Music - Runner Up Great Toasts - Runner Up
  • Published in many magazines (including three Covers)
    • BMW Magazine, Circle Track, Corvette Quarterly, Corvette Fever, Forza Ferrari, Good Living, IMSA Arrow & Year End Reviews, On Track, Performance Racing News, Prancing Horse, Racecar Engineering, SCCA Sports Car, and Top Wheels.
  • 1998 - American Graphic Design Awards
    WINNER “for excellence in communication and graphic design”
  • 1997 - Reporter’s Club KOOL Racing Photo of the Year Contest [open only to accredited photojournalists].
    GRAND PRIZE WINNER - $10,000 Kodak Pro Digital Camera DCS420C and publication in the 1998 Reporter’s Club KOOL Racing Calendar
  • 1996 - Honorable Mention Macxibition Computer Art Show of the New York Mac Users Group