Submit your best shot for a chance to win fabulous prizes from downtown Canton businesses!



Visit WONDER: Canton Light Festival on Fridays and Saturdays in April 2022 and take photos of the light installations along Court Avenue.


Submit your favorite photo online below—just one submission per person.


Our panel of judges will review all of the contest submissions and select 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize winners!

Submission Form

Photo contest submissions are now CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered. Our winners will be announced on May 16!
Please complete the following form in its entirety to be eligible to win prizes in the WONDER PHOTO CONTEST.

Please label your image file “LastName_PhotoTitle” and make sure the extension appears at the end (e.g. .jpg). Please be patient as your file uploads and do not reload the window—the upload time will vary based on file size. We recommend your photo not be larger than 4MB.

Note: if you have any difficulty uploading your image, please contact us at


1st Prize

$250 in Downtown Dining Dollars! Celebrate your big win with a selection of dining gift cards from some of downtown Canton’s favorite eateries!

2nd Prize

$125 Shopping Spree! Our second place winner will enjoy shopping at one of downtown’s galleries or boutiques.

3rd Prize

$75 in Nightlife Fun! Our third place winner will enjoy a gift certificate to one of downtown’s breweries, coffee shops or bars.

Random Prize Drawing

$50 Downtown Gift Card@ Beyond the three merit prizes awarded based on our panel, one submission will be drawn at random for a bonus prize.


  • The photo submission must be the original work of the entrant.
  • The photo must be in its original state and cannot be altered in any way, including but not limited to removing, adding, reversing, or distorting subjects within the frame. Moderate photo editing and retouching is permitted. Overly filtered photos will be disqualified at the discretion of the judges.
  • For submissions that include images of people, it will be assumed that you have all necessary releases from the individuals depicted.
  • Professional and amateur photographers alike may both enter and all entries will be judged without consideration of background.
  • Submissions may be watermarked, but the watermark must be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo or its future use by ArtsinStark. A watermarked photo might not be honored by the competition (at the judges’ sole discretion) if the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide a pristine, watermark-free version of the image when asked.
  • Entries will not be accepted unless submitted via the official contest channel. Entries not submitted through the proper channel will be deleted.
  • Entries will be judged by a panel selected by ArtsinStark. All decisions are final. ArtinStark reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is deemed inappropriate or does not conform to stated contest rules.
  • By entering the contest, entrants agree that photos submitted can be used by the ArtsinStark, Visit Canton and their Wonder: Canton Light Festival partners for all editorial, advertising and promotional purposes, in perpetuity.
  • ArtsinStark is solely running the contest and any affiliated hosting or social media platforms are in no way responsible for or affiliated with the contest.
  • Submissions will not be accepted once the deadline lapses.
  • The prize must be collected by the winner and is nontransferable.
  • The winner will be contacted via the email address provided during entry. If no acknowledgment is received after three (3) business days, a new winner will be selected and the previous winner will forfeit all rights to the prize.
    • Violators will be removed from the contest, stripped of any prize(s), and banned from entering future contests.
  • By submitting to Wonder: Canton Light Festival Photo Contest you agree to all rules, regulations and decisions.


  • ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:55 p.m., Sunday, May 8, 2022 via
  • Winners will be selected at the sole discretion of the panel of judges (TBD), and awards will be based upon artistic merit, creativity and composition. Judges will be looking for the photos that best showcase the excitement of WONDER: Canton Light Festival.
  • The winners will be notified Monday, May 16, and will showcased online at shortly thereafter.
  • The Prize must be accepted as awarded at the time they are awarded and cannot be exchanged for cash or other substitutes.
  • ArtsinStark retains the right, in its absolute discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent kind or value in the event of the unavailability of any component of a prize, for any reason whatsoever.
  • The Prize is not transferable and has no cash surrender value.
  • The odds of winning a Prize are dependent upon the total number of qualifying entries received.
  • ArtsinStark shall not be responsible in any way for the use of or bear any liability whatsoever in any way attributable to the Prize awarded in this Giveaway.
  • Entrants acknowledge and confirm their understanding and acceptance of these terms, conditions and rules, and release ArtsinStark and any other person or entity associated in any way with the Contest from any and all liability arising in connection with the Contest including, without limitation, liability arising from the acceptance of the Prize as awarded and confirming compliance with these rules.
  • By accepting the Prize, all entrants eligible to win the Prize consent to the use of their name, city of residence, photograph, voice and/or image for any editorial, advertising or public relations purposes in all media used by ArtsinStark and its advertising and promotional agencies and project partners, without payment or compensation, throughout the world in perpetuity.
  • The decisions of ArtsinStark are final, as they relate to all aspects of the Giveaway, these terms, conditions, and rules, or the awarding of any Prizes. By submitting, all entrants agree with these decisions.


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