A wake of waves crashes as "River Sea Chocolates Wild Sloth" docks at the pier during the 2018 Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta.
Photo by Mercia Hobson.
Reston Historic Trust & Museum canceled its fourth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta due to the coronavirus pandemic. In its place the organization presents the 2020 Cardboard Challenge during the entire month of August. Although mates won't be squeezed in sinking cardboard creations, ferociously paddling back to the dock, community spirit and pride run deep in Reston, water or not. According to Alexandra Campbell, executive director of Reston Historic Trust & Museum, registered participants can create their favorite Reston places and landmarks mainly out of cardboard. Paint, duct tape and paper-mâché can be used. Participants can register for the event with a suggested donation of $25. They will have a chance to win a one-of-a-kind trophy from Nova Labs and have their work exhibited at Reston Museum in October. Registrants must email images of their works firstname.lastname@example.org or tag @restonmuseum on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Visit https://www.restonmuseum.org/cardboardchallenge