The annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest captures the beauty, history, people, and character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
Judges select first, second, and third place winning images in the contest categories below, as well as 12 honorable mentions. Winning images are featured in our annual calendar.
|On the Water||On-water activities and scenes, e.g., boating, paddling, fishing, tugs & barges, historic vessels, on-water events and festivals.|
|Along the Trail||Cyclists, walkers, strollers, and activities or scenes along the Erie Canalway Trail.|
|Canal Communities||Historic downtowns, distinctive architecture, farmers markets, events, and scenes taken in canal communities.|
|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.|
While you may crop or perform color correction on your images, the judging team discourages over-amplifying the color. We are looking for images that reflect the scene as it appeared in reality. You may use HDR camera settings, but again, please avoid over enhancing the image. The decision about whether an image is over enhanced is entirely up to the contest judges.