Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners Announced

Honorable Mention, Jogging Along Old Canal with Dog (Camillus), Joe Carey, Syracuse, NY
Honorable Mention, Jogging Along Old Canal with Dog (Camillus), Joe Carey, Syracuse, NY

WATERFORD, NY – Twelve images that capture the beauty and character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor have been selected as winners of the 13th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest.

1st Place, Classic Canal, Mirror: Past and Present (Clay) by Suzanne Grosz, Webster, NY
1st Place, Classic Canal, Mirror: Past and Present (Clay) by Suzanne Grosz, Webster, NY

Winning images will be featured in the 2019 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendar, which will be available for free at libraries and visitor centers beginning in December.

Judges selected first, second and third place photographs in four contest categories from nearly 300 entries.

In addition, twelve photographs received an Honorable Mention. Winning photos may be viewed at www.eriecanalway.org/gallery.

Winning images span the entire length of the canal system from Hudson Falls on the Champlain Canal to Tonawanda at the western gateway to the Erie Canal. Central New York winners include:

1st Place, Classic Canal, Mirror: Past and Present (Clay) by Suzanne Grosz, Webster, NY

3rd Place, Richmond Aqueduct (Montezuma) by James Zeger, Sodus, NY

Honorable Mention, Jogging Along Old Canal with Dog (Camillus), Joe Carey, Syracuse, NY

Honorable Mention, Jogging Along Old Canal with Dog (Camillus), Joe Carey, Syracuse, NY
Honorable Mention, Jogging Along Old Canal with Dog (Camillus), Joe Carey, Syracuse, NY

“These outstanding images offer a snapshot of what makes this 500-mile ribbon of waterway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes a national treasure,” said Bob Radliff, Erie Canalway executive director. “We hope they inspire people to protect and celebrate our unparalleled canal heritage.”

The public is invited to pick up a free calendar at libraries and visitor centers beginning in December.

Locations will be posted in November at: https://eriecanalway.org/get-involved/photo-contest.

Funding support for the calendar comes from the New York State Canal Corporation and the National Park Service.

2018 Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners

Classic Canal

1st Place, Mirror: Past and Present (Clay) by Suzanne Grosz, Webster, NY

2nd Place, Lyndon Road Footpath (Fairport) by Tracy Lyn Lause, Fairport, NY

3rd Place, Best Friends (Newark) by Mary E. Smith, Newark, NY

Canal Communities

1st Place, Fairport at Dawn (Fairport) by Tom Kredo, Rochester, NY

2nd Place, Sunset View of Tonawanda (Tonawanda) by Pierre Williot, Buffalo, NY

3rd Place, Morning Light (Lockport) by Robert Klick, Amherst, NY

Along the Trail

1st Place, Winter’s Sunset (Brockport) by Kyle Preston, Brockport, NY

2nd Place, Paddling the Waterford Locks (Waterford) by Stefanie Obkirchner, Amsterdam, NY

3rd Place, Richmond Aqueduct (Montezuma) by James Zeger, Sodus, NY

On the Water
1st Place, Westward Bound (Lockport) by Lee Williams, Lockport, NY

2nd Place, Sunset at the Marina (Ilion) by Cliff Oram, Ilion, NY

3rd Place, Misty Sunrise (Northumberland) by Susan Meyer, Schuylerville, NY

Honorable Mention Recipients (listed east to west)

Ups and Downs (Hudson Falls), Bruce Squiers, Salem, NY

Upper Hudson Sunset Bridge (Northumberland), Susan Meyer, Schuylerville, NY

Jogging Along Old Canal with Dog (Camillus), Joe Carey, Syracuse, NY

Erie Canal Bike Tour (Fairport), Janice Esse, Fairport, NY

Three’s Company (Pittsford), Florence Smith, Webster, NY

Rochester at Night (Rochester), Mary Courtney, Palmyra, NY

Big Tree (Rochester), Daniel Moscovici, Oreland, Pa

Erie Canal Aqueduct (Rochester), David Halpern, Rochester, NY

Towpath Sunrise (Lockport), Jeff Tracy, Lockport, NY

Hidden Surprise (Lockport), Ellen Riccobono, Lockport, NY

Paddling Through (Lockport), Thomas Fitzrandolph, Lockport, NY

Dusk on the Canal (Lockport), Jim Culler, Cincinnati, Ohio

ABOUT THE ERIE CANALWAY

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor preserves our extraordinary canal heritage, promotes the Corridor as a world-class tourism destination, and fosters vibrant communities connected by more than 500 miles of waterway. It achieves its mission in partnership with the National Park Service, New York State agencies, non-profit organizations, local residents, and more than 200 communities across the full expanse of upstate New York.
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