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Annual Artwork Contest Seeks Logo for 2024 Canal Community Days

The C&O Canal Trust is conducting its annual t-shirt artwork contest to find a logo representing our 2024 Canal Community Days events. Artists are invited to create and submit artwork celebrating these annual volunteer events, bringing community members together to beautify the C&O Canal National Historical Park (NHP).  The winning design will be printed on our Canal Community Days t-shirts and worn by volunteers as they work along the C&O Canal throughout the spring and summer.

About Canal Community Days

Canal Community Days is the C&O Canal Trust’s annual public volunteer program. Each year, we recruit and manage hundreds of volunteers to undertake a range of preservation, beautification, maintenance, and conservation projects along the 184.5 mile length of the C&O Canal NHP, working closely with the National Park Service to identify priorities that can be completed by volunteers of all ages.

In 2023 over 520 volunteers removed 10,930 pounds of trash and problem vegetation from the Park. Our dedicated volunteers help keep our Park safe, clean, and welcoming for nearly five million visitors each year.

T-shirt Logo Contest

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
Notification: March 8, 2024

The C&O Canal Trust invites artists of all ages to submit artwork that represents and celebrates the C&O Canal and Canal Community Days for the 2024 volunteer season.

Artwork Requirements

  • Submitted work must be the artist’s original design.
  • Each design must include the words “C&O Canal Community Days” and the year “2024”.
  • Designs should use no more than four colors. Artwork will be used on either grey or natural-colored shirts.

How To Enter

  • Entries should be submitted by March 1, 2024, to the C&O Canal Trust at [email protected]. with the subject “C&O Canal Trust T-shirt Artwork Contest 2024”.
    • Please include your name, address, phone number, email address, and age (if 18 or under) with your entry. If you are under 18, please obtain permission from your parent or guardian before entering this contest.
  • Design files should be high quality and saved as a png with the artist’s name included as follows: Lastname_Firstname.png.

C&O Canal Trust staff will review and select the winning entry. The winner will be notified via email by March 8, 2024.

The winner will receive a C&O Canal Trust prize pack that includes a one-night stay at one of our award-winning Canal Quarters lockhouses. The winner’s artwork will be printed on our 2024 Canal Community Days t-shirts, and the winner will be provided with three shirts to keep.

Samples of Past Years’ Artwork


2023 by Brian Rimm

2022 by Alissa Rosenstein

2021 by Jeff Roth

2020 by Aaron Wolfensberger Formerly “Canal Pride”







Please email [email protected].