Oswego man wins first place in Erie Canalway photo contest

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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.

The winning images will be featured in the 2014Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Calendar and can be viewed online at www.eriecanalway.org/gallery.php.

Winning images include two scenes from Oswego, including “Oswego Paddlefest” by Richard Drosse, which won first place in the category For the Fun of It. His photo is seen above.

“Before the Storm” by Alla Sokolovskaya, received an honorable mention.

“These outstanding images capture the extraordinary heritage of the canal corridor and remind us what makes it worth preserving and celebrating,” said Beth Sciumeca, Executive Director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

Judges selected 12 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.

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