Canton Friendship Festival To Hold Photo Contest Again

(Canton, IL) -- The Canton Friendship Festival is once again holding a baby photo contest. The deadline for entering a photo is on August 1st. There is no charge for the entry. The photo receiving the most money in each age group will receive $50 in cash and will be a participant in the Friendship Festival Parade. Age groups are Newborn to 12ths, 1 year to 3 years and 3 years to 5 years. Photos must be no larger than a 4 x 6 and should be mounted on white poster board, cut 2 inches larger than the photo. Do not add any decorative trim or borders to the photos. Any trim or border will be removed before the picture is displayed. Parent's name, address, phone number, child's name, current age and birthday date must be included on the back of the poster board. Photo entries may be dropped off between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Canton Daily Ledger, located at 53 West Elm Street in Canton or mailed to P.O. Box 151, Canton, Illinois 61520. Winners will be notified by September 14th. The pictures will be displayed in the Merchants Tent at the festival from September 17th to the 20th. They will be on display from August 11-15 at the Bank of Farmington, Canton branch; Triumph Community Bank, formerly THE National Bank from August 16-22; from August 23-29 at DEFCU; August 30th to September 5th at Mid America National Bank's main branch; and Ipava State Bank's Canton branch from September 6-September 12th.