2013 Photo Contest winner, Fairport by Kathy EichornWinning entries to be featured in 2015 calendar

Waterford, N.Y. - Entries are being accepted through August 30, 2014 for the 9th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winning photos will be featured in the 2015 Erie Canalway calendar, which will be available free of charge in December.

"We love seeing the great places and moments along the canal that people capture in images. The photo contest and calendar enable us to share the beauty, history, and distinctive character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor with a wide audience," said Jean Mackay, Erie Canalway Director of Communications.

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit prints and digital images in four contest categories: Bridges, Buildings and Locks; Fun and Festivities; On the Water; and the Nature of the Canal.

Images must be taken within the National Heritage Corridor, which is comprised of the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga/Seneca, and Champlain Canals, their historic alignments, and surrounding communities.

Download official contest rules and an entry form:

http://www.eriecanalway.org/get-involved_photo-contest.htm

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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. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission and 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.

ATTACHED: 2013 Photo Contest winner, Fairport by Kathy Eichorn

Contact:

Jean Mackay, 518-237-7000, ext 222

jean_mackay@partner.nps.gov