Entries Sought For 2008 Erie Canalway Photo Contest

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WATERFORD, NY- Entries are being accepted through Sept. 15 for the 2008 Erie Canalway Photo Contest.

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit prints and digital images in four contest categories: For the Fun of It, Canal Culture, Historic Architecture and Engineering Marvels, The Nature of the Canal.

Winners will be announced in October and the top 12 winning photos will be displayed in the 2009 Erie Canalway calendar.

Photographs must be taken within the boundaries of the National Heritage Corridor, which is comprised of the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga/Seneca, and Champlain Canals and surrounding communities.

Official contest rules and an entry form can be downloaded at www.eriecanalway.org

2008 Photo Contest Categories:

Category 1:  For the Fun of It

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor offers fun for all ages, including cycling, boating, walking, festivals, fishing, and more. Capture people in action enjoying the Canalway Corridor.

Category 2:  Canal Culture

Photograph what makes canal towns unique, including art and music, signs, hometown hospitality, and other community connections to the canal.

Category 3:  Historic Architecture and Engineering Marvels

Capture the distinctive architecture, engineering marvels, and canal structures of historic downtowns and along the water.

Category 4:  The Nature of the Canal

 Photograph the landscapes, wildlife, and plants of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor preserves and interprets the New York State canal system which has been in continuous operation from 1825 until today – longer than any other constructed transportation system on
the continent.

It is federally designated as nationally significant for its cultural and natural heritage and its collection of sites are operated, owned, or managed by a variety of local municipalities, state agencies, and federal entities.

A federal commission provides oversight for the corridor.

For more information, visit www.eriecanalway.org