MACEDON — Twelve images that capture the beauty and character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor have been selected as winners of the 2013 Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winning images will be featured in the 2014 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Calendar and can be viewed online at www.eriecanalway.org.
Among Honorable Mention recipients was Barbara Oliver of Macedon who received recognition for her image of the Mary Jemison at Cornhill Landing.
Judges selected twelve winners from more than 300 entries. First, second and third place photographs were chosen in each of four contest categories: Bridges, Buildings, and Locks; On the Water; For the Fun of It; and The Nature of the Canal. In addition, 12 photographs received an honorable mention recognition.
The free 2014 Erie Canalway calendars will be distributed later this fall throughout upstate New York. Locations to purchase the calendars will be posted online in November.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor spans 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York, encompassing the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain canals and their historic alignments, as well as more than 230 canal communities. Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission and the Erie Canalway Heritage Fund work in partnership to preserve our extraordinary heritage, to promote the Corridor as a world class tourism destination, and to foster vibrant communities connected by the waterway.