The Canton Friendship Festival is hosting a kids photo contest. The photo entry deadline is July 27 and there is no charge for the entry.

The Canton Friendship Festival is hosting a kids photo contest. The photo entry deadline is July 27 and there is no charge for the entry.


The photos will be displayed at local banks where people may vote for their favorites. The schedule is:


Aug.4-10, Bank of Farmington, Canton branch
Aug. 11-17, TBK Bank
Aug 18-24, CEFCU
Aug. 25-31, MidAmerica
Sept. 4-7, Ipava State Bank, Canton branch


The photo receiving the most money in each age group will receive $50 cash and will be a participant in the Friendship Festival Parade.


Age groups are Newborn-12 months, 1-3 years, 4-6 years.


Photos must be no larger than 4x6 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.


Parents’ name, addresses, phone numbers, child’s name, current age and birth date must included on the back of the poster board. Parents will receive a letter in the mail with the bank schedule on it. All pictures will be displayed and identified by number only and the child must reside in Fulton County.


Photo entries may be dropped off between 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Canton Daily Ledger, 53 W. Elm, Canton, or mailed to P.O. Box 151, Canton, IL 61520. Send a stamped self-addressed envelope with the entry so the picture may be returned If there is no envelope included, the picture should be picked up in the merchants’ tent at the Festival grounds by Saturday afternoon after the parade.


Winners will be notified by Sept. 10 and the pictures will be displayed in the merchants’ tent at the Festival Sept. 12-15.