Thursday, October 2, 2014

2014 Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners Announced

Winning images to be featured in 2015 calendar

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
Four images taken in the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley are among the winners. Halldor Sigurdsson"s Paddling at Schoharie Crossing (Fort Hunter) won 1st Place and 
Robert Thorpe's Steamboat Festival (Waterford) won 2nd Place in the Fun and Festivities category. Tugboat Roundup (Waterford) by Debbie Krohl and The Force of Nature (Glenville) by Andrew Lauren received honorable mention.

(Fun and Festivities - 2nd Place)

 “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.

(Fun and Festivities - 1st Place)

Free 2015 Erie Canalway calendars will be distributed startingDecember 1st throughout upstate New York. Locations where the calendars will be made available to the public will be posted 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, OH

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

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