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Delaware & Lehigh - Where Creativity Flows: Photography and Drawing Contests

EASTON (October 18), Get your creativity flowing! For the past two years, the National Canal Museum has been home to a special exhibition, “Where Creativity Flows: Two Centuries of Art Inspired by Our Canals.” To honor the final days of this exhibit, the National Canal Museum has decided to hold a photography competition following a similar theme, and they are sending out a call to all photographers, amateur and professional alike.  Submission guidelines can be found on the website The top 25 pieces will be displayed in an exhibition during the month of December, and the top three winners will be awarded different prizes related to the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.  

In addition to the photography competition, the National Canal Museum will also be holding an event for the little ones, a Canal Creations Drawing Contest. Teachers and parents are encouraged to have their kids 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 1 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. 

Both competitions began on Friday, October 15, 2021, and will be held throughout the remainder of the month, going well into November with the deadline being midnight on Sunday, November 28, 2021. 

For more information and to enter the photography contest or drawing contest, please visit the following links:

Where Creativity Flows: Community Exhibition Photo Contest

Canal Creations: Drawing Contest

For more information, please contact: 

Daphne Mayer, Museum & Education Director 

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor 

2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd. Easton, PA 

610 923 3548 ex:246 or [email protected]  

Located in Easton’s Hugh Moore Park, the National Canal Museum will be open on weekends only starting October 23 through December 19. The museum will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in October, and 11:3O a.m. – 3:00 p.m. throughout November and December. General admission, which includes a canal boat ride, is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (65+), $9 for children (3-15), and free for children under 3.  Additional information about the National Canal Museum is available by phoning 610-923-3548 x400 or by visiting

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that preserves historic pathway that carried coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia, of which the National Canal Museum is a signature program. Today, the D&L connects people to nature, culture, communities, recreation, and our industrial heritage.