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Get Involved: Photo Contest and Calendar

Congratulations to our photo contest winners and thanks to all who entered! Our winning images capture the irreplaceable and distinctive nature of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
Judges viewed 350 entries and selected first, second and third place photographs in each of four contest categories: Classic Canal; Along the Trail; On the Water; and Canal Communities. In addition, twelve photographs received an Honorable Mention. 
Enjoy this year's winners in our photo gallery and be sure to pick up a 2016 Erie Canalway Calendar to enjoy them all year long.

Calendars will be available starting December 1st; we'll post pick-up locations here and in e-news in November.



Contest Categories

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On-water activities and scenes, e.g., boating, paddling, fishing, tugs & barges, historic vessels, on-water events and festivals.
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  Along the Trail
Cyclists, walkers, strollers, and activities or scenes along the Erie Canalway Trail.
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Historic downtowns, distinctive architecture, farmers markets, events, and scenes taken in canal communities.
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Classic Canal
When you see it, you know it—photos that could be taken only here; photos of engineering marvels, canal structures, nature, or other scenes that show the distinctive sense of place of the Erie Canalway.

Winning Tips

  • Look for scenes that say "Erie Canalway" and views that could be taken only here.
  • Avoid amping the color of your photos in Photoshop. Our judges are looking for real views over special effects.
  • Consider new vantage points for familiar scenes.
If you like our Photo Contest,
you'll love Sal's Photo of the Week
Sal the MuleSal the Mule has gone social. Follow Sal as she posts a current snapshot or historical image each week on Facebook. Better still, send Sal a photo for her weekly post.
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Post an image to our page or send it with a brief caption to:

Not on Facebook? You can see Sal's photos in her web gallery at the end of each month.
view Sal's Gallery >

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  tug boat at Adams Basin  
View 2015 winning images >

Honorable Mention images are in the Gallery too!
  Many thanks to our calendar sponsor:
NYS Canal Corporation logo
  2015 Contest Documents (pdf)
Rules >
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Contact Diane Jennings
(518) 237-7000 ext. 207

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