GRANITE FALLS — This year marks the 120th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Granite Falls. In celebration, the Granite Falls History Committee is sponsoring a People’s Choice Photo Contest at the Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum.

The committee is currently seeking photos in four categories: Town government (to highlight services that employees, elected officials, and volunteers provide for the town); business (to showcase people buying, selling, manufacturing, providing services, etc.); transportation (to record vehicles, phases of road construction, traffic signs, businesses that support transportation, etc.); and events/activities (to feature church functions, civic club projects, theatrical productions, sporting events, leisure activities, etc.). The committee is particularly looking for photos that capture the present for future generations. Photos submitted for the contest must depict life in Granite Falls (and the immediate area) between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019.

People wishing to enter the contest will find entry forms online at, on Facebook under “Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum,” and at the museum located at 107 Falls Ave. in Granite Falls. Photographers may enter two photos in each category. Entries must be 8-by-10 inches or 8.5-by-11 inches and matted or mounted on heavy cardboard. Volunteers at the museum will accept entries on Saturdays and Sundays (except April 20 and April 21) between 2 and 4 p.m. Photographers wishing to deliver photos at other times should call Linda Crowder at 828-396-1066 to make other arrangements.

Winners of the photo contest will be selected by visitors to the museum between 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, and Saturday, June 1. Visitors will vote on their favorite photos in each of the four categories. The Granite Falls History Committee will host a public reception to honor all photographers and to recognize the winners on Sunday, June 2, from 2-4 p.m. The museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-4 p.m. except holidays.

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