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
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
ABOUT ERIE CANALWAY
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.