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Final Days For Norwalk Maritime Aquarium's Lighthouse Contest

Voting for The Maritime Aquarium’s Festival of Lighthouses Contest ends Jan. 18.
Voting for The Maritime Aquarium’s Festival of Lighthouses Contest ends Jan. 18. Photo Credit: Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, Conn. -- Time is running out to cast your vote in the 14th annual Festival of Lighthouses Contest at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

The creative display of 22 large model lighthouses made of everything from wood, paper and stone to playing cards, candies, fairy figures, and paper cupcake liners will close on Monday, Jan. 18.

Votes can be placed by visiting The Maritime Aquarium website or in-person at the aquarium. The contest works like a juried art show except aquarium guests are the jury. Visitors can follow the homemade beacons through the galleries and cast a vote for their favorite. The lighthouse that gets the most paper-ballot votes wins $1,500. There are cash awards for five runners-up, too: $750 for second place, $375 for third, $300 for fourth, $225 for fifth and $150 for sixth.

A separate “Facebook Favorite” tally is being taken on Facebook . Online voters can vote once every 24 hours. The lighthouse with the most Facebook votes wins $500. Plus, each day, one Facebook voter randomly will be chosen to receive a pair of tickets to The Maritime Aquarium. You can only win once. Paper ballot and Facebook winners will be announced Jan. 21.

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