The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is calling for entries for its 15th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Images should convey the unique character of New York’s canals and canal communities.
Images are judged in four contest categories: On the Water, Along the Trail, Canal Communities, and Classic Canal. Judges select first, second, and third place winning images in each category, as well as 12 honorable mentions.
Submitted images must be taken within the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, which spans 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York. It encompasses the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain canals and their historic alignments, as well as more than 230 canal communities.
Entries must be postmarked by August 28, 2020. Winning photos will be featured in the 2021 Erie Canalway calendar.
Official contest rules and an entry form can be found online.
Photo of Lock 2 Canal Park in Waterford by Wesley Merritt, 2019 Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winner.