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National Canal Museum slates photography contest

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Since July 2020, the National Canal Museum in Easton has been home to a special exhibition, “Where Creativity Flows: Two Centuries of Art Inspired by Our Canals.”
To honor the final months of this exhibit, closing Dec. 19, the National Canal Museum invites amateur and professional photographers alike to submit original photographs for a juried competition. The top 25 pieces will be displayed in a free to the public exhibition at the museum’s Welcome Center during the month of December, and the top three winners will be awarded prizes related to the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.
The submitted works should be clearly inspired by the Lehigh or Delaware canals, though it is not necessary to feature a section of canal with water. Scenes depicting historic canal structures, people enjoying canal towpaths, and wildlife along the canal are all welcome. Submission guidelines and further information can be found on the website canals.org.

In addition to the photography competition, the National Canal Museum will hold an event for children: a Canal Creations Drawing Contest. Teachers and parents are encouraged to have their children draw pictures of canals to be displayed during the same community exhibition. As long as there’s a canal somewhere in the picture, the only limit is their imagination. All submissions receive one free children’s admission to the museum for the month of December, and the top three winners will receive a museum gift bag filled with goodies. Instructions on how to enter are also on canals.org.
Both competitions began Friday, Oct. 15, and the deadline to submit is midnight on Sunday, Nov. 28.
Located in Easton’s Hugh Moore Park, the National Canal Museum will be open on weekends only from Oct. 23 through Dec. 19. For hours and information, call 610-923-3548 x400 or visit canals.org.


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