Canvas Print Giveaway
Lighthouse visitors can enter to win canvas photo print
Visitors to the Choptank River Lighthouse will have an extra incentive to take and share photographs of the iconic beacon on the Cambridge waterfront at Long Wharf Park during the 2018 visitation season.
Newly on display inside the small museum at the Lighthouse is the photograph shown above, “Lighthouse at Twilight,” by Cambridge photographer Jill Jasuta. The photo, which has been printed in a canvas-wrap format at a size of 16 inches by 24 inches, will be given away this coming fall to the winner of a random drawing among Lighthouse visitors.
The giveaway is being organized and managed by the Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation, a local nonprofit group whose mission is to promote the Lighthouse in ways that help promote tourism and economic development in Cambridge and Dorchester County.
“We hope that this new initiative will help spread the word out about our beautiful Lighthouse to even more potential visitors to our community,” says Cassie Burton, the president of the Foundation. “Whether someone comes from Frederick in Western Maryland or Fredericksburg in Virginia or Federalsburg just up the road, it’s great for us when they decide to share pictures from their visit with the family, friends, and acquaintances in their social media circles.”
The contest is open to local residents as well as out-of-town visitors. Entering the drawing is a simple three-step process:
(1) Take a photo of yourself while visiting the inside or outside of the Lighthouse.
(2) Post that photo on social media, whether Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or some other platform.
(3) Email the photo to CambridgeLighthouse@gmail.com
Everyone who completes that third step will be entered in the drawing, which will be held on or about Nov. 1. The Lighthouse is open for the season daily, 9am-6pm, from May 1 through October 31. Volunteer Lighthouse “keepers” staff the small museum inside the Lighthouse on Friday afternoons, Saturdays, and Sundays. They also greet cruise ship visitors, conference attendees, and other groups.
Jasuta has been a volunteer for the Lighthouse project dating back to the days when the replica beacon was under construction. She donated the rights to “Lighthouse at Twilight” in support of the Foundation’s work.
For information or questions about this or other initiatives of the Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation, email ChoptankLighthouse@gmail.com or call 410.463.2653.