Showing posts with label contest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label contest. Show all posts

Friday, December 31, 2021

Walpole Police and Franklin Police declared 2021 Gingerbread contest Co-Champions

Who won the contest? It finished with co-champions declared

"What a fantastic contest we had this year!  31 departments entered their gingerbread creations!  We had some very close matches and it all came down to the last 2!  I’d like to congratulate Walpole Police Department and Franklin Police Department on being the 2021 Gingerbread contest Co-Champions!  

We had to get a little bit creative this year with the winners.  It was so close, right down to the last hours when both Walpole and Franklin had some votes come in that were not actual individual votes, but seemed to be some sort of fake votes (no fault of either department at all). So, to keep the purpose and spirit of the competition alive, both departments are this year’s champs!!!  We can’t allow a little something like this ruin the fun we’ve had and the hard work put in from all participating departments and all of the folks that followed and supported their departments throughout the competition! 

We were able to raise $1,500 toward a cause to be chosen on Saturday, January 1st!  Along with the additional awards decided by me!  Have a happy and safe New Year everyone and thank you so much for participating and for your generosity!"

Shared from Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/shelovespolice/posts/936223143702036 



Monday, October 25, 2021

Franklin Cultural Council announce Halloween Decoration Contest winners

Oy! The Facebook Live feature today is cranky! I give up! 

Here are our amazing winners!!! Thank you to all for helping us to BUILD community, STRENGTHEN community and have a little fun and joy while doing so! 
  • 1st Place Winner = "When Dinosaurs Ruled Halloween", 2 Russet Hill Road 
  • 2nd Place Winner = "All Souls Cemetery", 404 Martello Road
  • 3rd Place Tied Winners = "Scorched Souls" (28 Anthony Road)
  •                     AND "The Scary, Scary Skeletones" (6 Hayden Lane)
AMAZING HONORABLE MENTIONS!
 - Horror on East Street
 - Haunting on Shady Lane
 - Pumpkin Patch of the Dead
- Red Rum Manor

Pick up a MAP tomorrow at Allegra Marketing and Print at 317 Union Street and be sure to thank them for always helping out the community! 

Have fun, Franklin!



Franklin Cultural Council announce Halloween Decoration Contest winners
Franklin Cultural Council announce Halloween Decoration Contest winners


Saturday, October 23, 2021

Please Vote for Franklin in America's Main Streets Contest!


Franklin Nominated
for "America's Main Streets" Contest
Franklin's town center is among 114 American Main Streets nominated in the "America's Main Streets Contest," a movement of independently owned businesses dedicated to educating communities about buying local. Learn more about the nomination in the Country Gazette article. You can vote multiple times.
Franklin Downtown Partnership • 774-571-3109 • FranklinDowntownPartnership.org
Franklin Downtown Partnership | 9 E. Central St., Franklin, MA 02038

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Franklin Halloween Decorations 2021 (map)

Via the Franklin Cultural Council

"The Halloween Map Has Arrived. Everyone wants it and now you've got it first. 😉
We are also working potentially on a hardcopy map that can be picked up and I'm sure someone will be here asking for a driving route...so we'll get going on that too!
Have fun, Franklin!"





The contest was announced earlier

Franklin Halloween Decorations 2021 (map)
Franklin Halloween Decorations 2021 (map)


Friday, September 24, 2021

2nd Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest

The Franklin Cultural Council is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest

We will have two levels of participation this year! Both levels include the FCC sharing the name of your display and your address with the general public. You MUST agree to share your address in order to participate.
"IN IT TO WIN IT!" - These entries will be judged by members of the FCC in the evening on October 22 and/or 23, 2021. All social distancing guidelines will be followed. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 24, 2021.
"SHARING IS SCARING!" - these entries will not be judged, but will be shared with the community.

Please fill out the form below by Sunday, October 17 to enter the contest.
bit.ly/FCCHalloween2021 We're sorry, but we are unable to accept entries after this date.


2nd Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest
2nd Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Town of Franklin: Stormwater Division Announces Student Art Contests!

Stormwater Division Announces Student Art Contests!

Calling all Franklin students! The Town of Franklin Stormwater Division needs your creative energy!! In an effort to expand our community stormwater awareness campaigns, we are holding a number of art contests for kids ages 5 - 17!!
Find details posted here https://bit.ly/3fyd0LT

 

Town of Franklin: Stormwater Division Announces Student Art Contests!
Town of Franklin: Stormwater Division Announces Student Art Contests!

 


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

#SNETTPhoto2020 photos winners announced

"We are excited to announce the winners of the first annual photo contest #SNETTPhoto2020!

We would like to thank everyone who entered and we are looking forward to your participation again next year."

 

For the winning photos, please visit the Rail Trail Committee page
 
#SNETTPhoto2020 photos winners announced
#SNETTPhoto2020 photos winners announced (just a photo of the new tunnel, not a winning photo)

 



Monday, October 12, 2020

Reminder -> Register by Oct 16: Halloween House Decorating Contest

The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) is pleased to announce its first annual Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Let your imagination and creativity come alive as you bring the spirit of Halloween to your front yard! 

Make this fall one that you and your family will never forget!  
 
Beginning October 22, Franklin homeowners can design an outdoor display to transform their front lawns to a landscape of ghouls, ghosts and goblins; fantasy-filled scenes of magic; or a monument to the macabre.  
Halloween House Decorating Contest

 
Halloween House Decorating Contest

All residences in Franklin are eligible to participate. There is no fee
to enter, but to be part of the contest, interested households will need to go online and complete the registration form at bit.ly/FCC-Halloween by October 16.  Late entries may not be considered.

Judging will take place after dark on Friday, October 30th by FCC members  First, second and third place winners will be announced on the Franklin Cultural Council’s Facebook page. 

Gather family or friends and use your artistic flair to create a front yard for all of Franklin to enjoy!  Additional details can be found on the FCC web page.  https://www.franklinma.gov/cultural-council
 



Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest
Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

#SNETTPhoto2020 – Photo Contest

Fall photo contest featuring the SNETT Rail Trail! Here is what you need to know.

DETAILS AND RULES

    Who should enter

Anyone, any age. Exceptions: FBRTC Executive Board Members and members of the FBRTC Judging Panel.

    Categories

Under 18, Over 18.

    What to enter


Any photos taken on the SNETT (Southern New England Trunkline Trail) of nature, landscapes, people on the trail.

Note: A signed release from any recognizable people in your images is required, and you must be able to provide copies of those releases to the Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee upon request.

    How to enter

    Take a photo on the SNETT rail trail and post on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter only) with a hashtag #SNETTPhoto2020
    Then email the photo (including the photo caption and photo location), your name, and category (Under 18, Over 18) to fbrtcommittee@gmail.com. Photos should be jpg/jpeg files no larger than 10MB (no screen shots). One photo per contestant.

    When to enter

Contest runs October 1 – October 31, 2020

    Judging

Top 4 finalists from each category will be selected by a panel of the FBRTC volunteer members. All decisions made by the judges are final. The 8 winning photographs will be published in The Country Gazette (Photographer’s Portfolio page).

    Rights

By entering this photo contest, you hereby grant to the Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee (FBRTC):

 -   Non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable publication rights for your photos in all FBRTC’s publicity materials (print or electronic), and the right to use your name in such publications.
 -   This includes the right to use your photos on our website, social media, in print and electronic advertisements and promotions.
 -   All photographs will be credited with the caption “©Person’s Name.”

Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee reserves the right at our sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the photo contest. 

Shared from https://www.franklinbellinghamrailtrail.org/event/snettphoto2020/

#SNETTPhoto2020 – Photo Contest
#SNETTPhoto2020 – Photo Contest

Monday, October 5, 2020

Reminder: Halloween House Decorating Contest - register by Oct 16

The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) is pleased to announce its first annual Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Let your imagination and creativity come alive as you bring the spirit of Halloween to your front yard! 

Make this fall one that you and your family will never forget!  
 
Beginning October 22, Franklin homeowners can design an outdoor display to transform their front lawns to a landscape of ghouls, ghosts and goblins; fantasy-filled scenes of magic; or a monument to the macabre.  
Halloween House Decorating Contest

 
Halloween House Decorating Contest

All residences in Franklin are eligible to participate. There is no fee
to enter, but to be part of the contest, interested households will need to go online and complete the registration form at bit.ly/FCC-Halloween by October 16.  Late entries may not be considered.

Judging will take place after dark on Friday, October 30th by FCC members  First, second and third place winners will be announced on the Franklin Cultural Council’s Facebook page. 

Gather family or friends and use your artistic flair to create a front yard for all of Franklin to enjoy!  Additional details can be found on the FCC web page.  https://www.franklinma.gov/cultural-council
 



Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest
Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest

 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest

The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) is pleased to announce its first annual Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Let your imagination and creativity come alive as you bring the spirit of Halloween to your front yard! 

Make this fall one that you and your family will never forget!  
 
Beginning October 22, Franklin homeowners can design an outdoor display to transform their front lawns to a landscape of ghouls, ghosts and goblins; fantasy-filled scenes of magic; or a monument to the macabre.  
Halloween House Decorating Contest

 
Halloween House Decorating Contest

All residences in Franklin are eligible to participate. There is no fee
to enter, but to be part of the contest, interested households will need to go online and complete the registration form at bit.ly/FCC-Halloween by October 16.  Late entries may not be considered.

Judging will take place after dark on Friday, October 30th by FCC members  First, second and third place winners will be announced on the Franklin Cultural Council’s Facebook page. 

Gather family or friends and use your artistic flair to create a front yard for all of Franklin to enjoy!  Additional details can be found on the FCC web page.  https://www.franklinma.gov/cultural-council
 



Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest
Franklin Cultural Council: Halloween House Decorating Contest

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Franklin Residents: Recreation COVID-19 News

Recreation COVID-19 News

All Town and Public Schools grounds, playgrounds, turf fields, grass fields, and the track are closed until further notice. 

Trails are still open, click here to learn more
https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/431c30cda1e24123b5fe9795b5bae17c

Please practice social distancing and avoid groups.

For Recreation activities with arts and sports contests visit
https://sites.google.com/view/recdeptcovid-19contests/home?authuser=1

Franklin Residents: Recreation COVID-19 News
Franklin Residents: Recreation COVID-19 News

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Franklin Recreation Sports and Art Contest

The Franklin Recreation Department is hosting the following challenges and contests to ALL residents during this stay at home quarantine. 

PRIZES will be awarded to the top winners and all winning videos and/or photographs will be posted on our website and social media.
 **REMEMBER these contests are to be done following the guidelines of social distancing. They are not to be done with a group of friends.**

Prizes include:

1st Place- $100 Franklin Recreation Gift Certificate
2nd Place - $50 Franklin Recreation Gift Certificate
3rd Place - $25 Franklin Recreation Gift Certificate
Honorable Mention - Franklin Recreation T-Shirt

SPORTS AT HOME Contest:
The Franklin Recreation Department challenges you to send us a picture or video of how YOU play sports at home. Email your photos or videos to franklinrecreation@franklinma.gov. Categories include:

1) Most Creative
2) Best use of a small space
3) Best Obstacle Course
4) Best Goalie

RECREATE A WORK OF ART Contest:
The Franklin Recreation Department challenges you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home. Choose your favorite artwork from the choices provided below. Find things lying around your house and recreate the artwork with those items. Email your photos to franklinrecreation@franklinma.gov.

ART WORK:
1- Frida Kahlo- self portrait with Braid

2-Yayoi Kusama- Dreams in Technicolor

3-Keith Haring- untitled Family

4- Norman Rockwell- 4 Boys on a Sled

5- Salvador Dali-The Persistence of Memory 

Franklin Recreation Sports and Art Contest
Franklin Recreation Sports and Art Contest
If you want to work with individual images rather than this collection, the images can be found in one PowerPoint doc here
 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zMRx4WaBCmaC2RPAsUEINHOu1UpjyAp6/view?usp=sharing

Monday, March 23, 2020

Franklin Cultural Council: art competition for high school students

Via Facebook post by the Franklin Cultural Council (FCC):
Hiya FCC supporters. We're all needing a little encouragement and support this week! Hope this will help!

The FCC announces a town-wide art competition for all HIGH SCHOOL students in Franklin. We are looking for one high school artist to create an 8x11 poster for all of Franklin. The theme and wording of your poster should contain, "We're All in this Together", "OneFranklin", "One People, One Planet, One Love" or similar message!

Your poster needs to be BOLD and CLEAR and be able to be seen from the street to a house/apartment/storefront. The winner's poster will be duplicated and distributed for any community member in Franklin who would like one for their door or front window. The goal is to fill our our town's windows with art and positive and hopeful messaging.

Deadline = THIS Thursday, March 26th, 5pm. One entry per applicant. Post a photo of your poster in the comment section on the Franklin Cultural Council page when it's completed! Good Luck!

And elementary and middle school students -we're hoping to have something for you too. Stay tuned tomorrow~

Post your photos to the Franklin Cultural Council page
https://www.facebook.com/FranklinCulturalCouncil/posts/1112646429089183?

Franklin Cultural Council: art competition for high school students
Franklin Cultural Council: art competition for high school students

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Franklin Cultural Council: Town Wide Art Contest - week of March 16, 2020

The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) is announcing a town-wide ONLINE ART CONTEST the week of March 16 geared towards elementary and middle school students

There will be two winners per day; one elementary school student and one middle school student. Prizes will be hand delivered to your mailbox!
  • Monday, Make Art with Nature
  • Tuesday, Create Art with Paint
  • Wednesday, Create Art with Recycles
  • Thursday, Create a Collage of your Pet
  • Friday, Create Sculpture Art

Photo examples will be available at the beginning of each day! 

Photo of your child's artwork should be submitted on the "post of the day" on the Franklin Cultural Council Facebook page with their name (or alias) and grade. 

Find the "post of the day" at  https://www.facebook.com/FranklinCulturalCouncil/


One entry per student. 
Entries must be posted by 5pm each day.
Winners will be announced at 7pm each day!

Franklin Cultural Council: Town Wide Art Contest - week of March 16, 2020
Franklin Cultural Council: Town Wide Art Contest - week of March 16, 2020


Shared from the FCC Facebook posting
https://www.facebook.com/FranklinCulturalCouncil/posts/1105816116438881?


Monday, June 24, 2019

Picture This: Your Great Outdoors Photo Contest 2019

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Do you appreciate the outdoors and enjoy taking photographs that celebrate your connection with nature? Then you and Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photo contest, are a picture-perfect fit. 
Picture This welcomes shutterbugs of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience to share the natural beauty of the Bay State through their photography. The competition, which each year attracts hundreds of photographers who submit thousands of images, is now under way and continues through Monday, Sept. 30. 
Participants can enter in either 18-and-older or Under-18 age categories and can focus on six subject areas: People in Nature, Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Landscapes, and Plants and Fungi. Contestants can submit up to 10 images. 
Photographs can have been taken any time prior to or during the 2019 contest period, but must have been shot in Massachusetts or at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp in Rindge, NH."

Continue reading the article online
https://franklin.wickedlocal.com/news/20190623/picture-this-mass-audubons-statewide-photo-contest-under-way

Additional info can be found at the Mass Audubon page
https://www.massaudubon.org/news-events/photo-contest

Picture This: Your Great Outdoors Photo Contest 2019
Picture This: Your Great Outdoors Photo Contest 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Trout Fishing Derby - June 1

Trout Fishing Derby
Saturday June 1 (6:30 AM – 2 PM)
MA Free Fishing Weekend!!
No License Required

First Prize $150 for Heaviest Trout
Cash Prizes 2nd and 3rd Places

Multiple prizes for all fish types and fishing skills (kids 16 and under)

Sporting Goods Raffle

Breakfast $5, free pizza for Lunch 

Free Use of Bait, Gear, Rod and Reel (While Supplies last)

Franklin Rod and Gun Club
53 Florence Street, on Uncas Pond, Franklin, MA

Tickets Adults $10.00, Children 12 and under $5.00
(Rain Date Sunday 6/2)


Trout Fishing Derby - June 1
Trout Fishing Derby - June 1

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Register your dog, enter the Top Dog Contest!

CONTEST RULES

License Your Dog During Dog Registration Period January 1—April 1 2019

Send Us Your Pup’s Photo

You may drop off your photo, or send picture to: tburr@franklinma.gov

or

Teresa Burr Franklin Town Clerk
355 East Central Street Franklin, MA 02038
(Include Pet’s name, Owner’s name and contact information with photo!)

Winners will be drawn on Tuesday, April 2nd

Please Note: photos will NOT be returned



  • Spayed Female: $20.00 / Neutered Male: $20.00
  • Unaltered Female: $30.00 / Unaltered Male: $30.00

After April 1st A Late Fee Of $30.00 Is Applied To Licensing Fee


Download the Top Dog Contest flyer:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tqZeijepVbLWQz8a4YQuv_tdw2GWwDl_/view?usp=sharing




Register your dog, enter the Top Dog Contest!
Register your dog, enter the Top Dog Contest!


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Library of Congress: Letters About Literature Contest Opens


Writing Contest for Young Readers Across the Country Announced

Letters About Literature, the Library of Congress reading-and-writing contest now in its 26th year, is accepting applications beginning Nov. 1 for the 2018-19 cycle. For the first time, letters will be submitted electronically. 

Letters About Literature asks students in grades 4-12 to read a book, poem, speech or essay by an author, living or dead, to think about how that work affected them and to write to the author on the work's impact.

Click here for more information
https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-18-139?loclr=ealn



Saturday, October 13, 2018

Franklin Historical Museum: King Philip's Indian War Presentation (inside) and Scarecrow Contest (outside) - Sunday, Oct 14

NY Times bestselling author Michael Tougias will give a slide presentation on the war between the Colonists and Native Americans in 1675-76 at The Franklin Historical Museum at 1:15 Sunday, October 14, as part of the Museum’s Second Sunday Speaker Series.

Tougias is the author of the acclaimed Until I Have No Country (A novel of King Philip's War), and co-author with Eric Schultz of King Philip's War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict.
author Michael Tougias
author Michael Tougias

The first part of the presentation will discuss the Indian way of life, Colonial settlements, and the events leading up to the war. The second part covers the battles and the strategy during this cataclysmic war, which on a per capita basis was the bloodiest conflict in our nation's history.

Slides include battle sites, period sketches, historic markers, maps, and suggestions for visiting road-side history. Tougias also discusses Native strategy during the war and the challenges of writing a historic novel. Former Commissioner of Indian Affairs for Massachusetts and member of the Wampanoag Tribe, Edith Andrews, is quoted on the novel's back cover, commenting that Until I Have No Country "captures the essence of the Native American." The novel includes adventure, romance, and intrigue while staying true to historical facts. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Tougias is the author and co-author of 21 non-fiction books including the national bestsellers Rescue of the Bounty, A Storm Too Soon, Overboard! The Finest Hours: The True Story of the Coast Guard’s Most Daring Rescue (to be a Disney movie), Derek’s Gift, The Cringe Chronicle and his award-winning book, There’s A Porcupine In My Outhouse! (Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wannabe). 

His book, Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do is the recipient of the American Library Association “Editors Choice” award. More about the author can be found at www.michaeltougias.com


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And with the Harvest Festival scheduled for Sunday (due to the weather forecast for Saturday), the Scarecrow Contest moves to Sunday


At the Franklin Historical Museum during the Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct 14

• Open to all ages!
• Prize awarded in youth and adult categories
• Positive, creative, nonviolent entries accepted
• Contestants to provide all material to decorate and display their scarecrows
• Entries to be secured in a standing or sitting position
• Scarecrows delivered to Historical Museum between 10 AM-11 AM, to be displayed on the museum front lawn during the Harvest Festival.
• Judging and prizes at 3:00 PM
• All scarecrows to be removed by 5:00 PM
• No fee to enter the contest

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SL3ei2xFoGc9o0MwDHY9ItMbKbq8IF1p/view?usp=sharing

work on the exterior of the Museum is underway
work on the exterior of the Museum is underway