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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Canton Commission For Culture, Arts, & Heritage To Hold “How Do You Spell C.A.N.T.O.N.?” Contest

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The Canton Commission for Culture, Arts, and Heritage invites area residents to participate in its upcoming ‘How Do You Spell C.A.N.T.O.N.?’ Letter Art Photography Contest by entering their original artwork now through September 6, 2021 for a chance to win a fun prize. 

 Canton residents or groups with at least one Canton resident are asked to take pictures in the Canton community to create a unique sign spelling out C.A.N.T.O.N. for a chance to win a gift basket featuring a variety of gift cards valued at over $100!  

 Participants are encouraged to photograph businesses, offices, landscapes, art, found items in nature, and any signs/symbols that represent each letter in the name Canton. You can even spell Canton in a different language!  

 “We’re hoping that area residents will think outside the box and photograph unique letter art as they explore Canton with everything it has to offer,” stated Samar Sakakini, Canton Commission for Culture, Arts, and Heritage Chairperson.  “This spelling contest is a fantastic opportunity for participants to share their creativity, enjoy themselves out and about in Canton, and win a fun prize package.”

 Contest participants may submit their original completed artwork to Facebook or Instagram using #howdoyouspellcanton along with your team name hashtag now through September 6, 2021. Entries should also identify the location of each letter found within the community or explain its inspiration. Final submission must spell out C.A.N.T.O.N. in one complete digital image. 

 One contest winner (individual or group) will be selected to receive a gift basket featuring a variety of gift cards valued at over $100.  The winner(s) will be announced by October 1, 2021, at www.canton-mi.org/181 and at www.facebook.com/cantonfun

 The Commission for Culture, Arts, and Heritage serves the Canton Community and leads the effort to weave all forms of art and heritage into the fabric of the Greater Canton Community.  Through progressive, innovative practices and planning, the Commission will be nationally recognized as a model for regional arts and heritage advocacy.  The Canton Commission for Culture, Arts, and Heritage currently meets the second Monday quarterly (February/May/August/November) at 7 p.m. via Zoom.  

 For more information about this contest or the Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage, visit canton-mi.org/181 or email culturalcommission@canton-mi.org.