2014 Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners Announced

WATERFORD, NY – Twelve images that capture the beauty and character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor have been selected as winners of the 2014 Erie Canalway Photo Contest.

Winning images will be featured in the 2015 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Calendar and can be viewed online at www.eriecanalway.org/gallery.php

“There are so many great places to explore all along the canal throughout the year. We hope these outstanding images make people say, ‘I want to go there!’” said Bob Radliff, executive director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

Judges selected twelve winners from nearly 300 entries.

First, second and third place photographs were chosen in each of four contest categories: Bridges, Buildings, and Locks; On the Water; Fun and Festivities; and The Nature of the Canal.

In addition, twelve photographs received an honorable mention.

Free 2015 Erie Canalway calendars will be distributed starting December 1 throughout upstate New York.

Locations where the calendars will be made available to the public will be posted at: www.eriecanalway.org in November.

2014 Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners

Bridges, Buildings and Locks

1st – Sunset at Adam’s Basin, Spencerport – Tony Solpietro, Rochester

2nd – Mural Painting, Rochester – Mark DeCracker, Lyons

3rd – Somber Reflections, Henrietta – Claire Talbot, Henrietta

On the Water

1st – Where Sky Meets Water, Schuylerville – Linda Wroble, Schenectady

2nd – Autumn at Schoen Place, Pittsford – Claire Talbot, Henrietta

3rd – October in Lockport, Lockport – Jim Culler, Cincinnati, Ohio

Fun and Festivities

1st – Paddlers at Schoharie Crossing, Fort Hunter – Halldor Sigurdsson, Broadalbin

2nd – Steamboat Festival, Waterford – Robert Thorpe, Galway

3rd – Moonrise over Fairport, Fairport – Keith Boas, Fairport

Nature of the Canal

1st – Great Blue Heron, Albion – Peggy Barringer, Albion

2nd – After the Storm, Pittsford – Tom Kredo, Rochester

3rd – Frosted Trees at Hudson Crossing, Schuylerville – Susan Meyer, Schuylerville

Honorable Mention

Still Waters in Whitehall, Whitehall – Virgil Holcomb, Whitehall

Glens Falls Feeder Canal, Glens Falls – Debbie Krohl, Clifton Park

Tugboat Roundup, Waterford – Halldor Sigurdsson, Broadalbin

The Force of Nature, Glenville – Andrew Lauren, Port Washington

Kayaking on the Canal, Lyons – Mark DeCracker, Lyons

Green Heron, Cayuga-Seneca River – Richard Jordan, Auburn

Late Evening Kayaker, Pittsford – Mandy Applin, Pittsford

Fall Stroll, Pittsford – Tom Kredo, Rochester

Mid-Winter Thaw, Pittsford – Tom Kredo, Rochester

August Sunset at Lock 33, Henrietta – Claire Talbot, Henrietta

Wide Waters in Winter, Lockport – Stephen Bye, Lockport

Lock 35 at Dawn, Lockport – Thomas Fitzrandolph, Lockport


The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor spans 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York, encompassing the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain canals and their historic alignments, as well as more than 230 canal communities.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission and the Erie Canalway Heritage Fund work in partnership to preserve our extraordinary heritage, to promote the corridor as a world class tourism destination, and to foster vibrant communities connected by the waterway.