Judges selected 12 photographs that represent the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor for the organization’s 16th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winners were chosen from a competitive group of more than 300 entries.
Winning images can be viewed online and will be featured in the 2022 Erie Canalway calendar. The calendar will be available for free at libraries, visitor centers, and by request beginning in December.
Winners hail from across the Canalway Corridor and include images taken in all seasons.
2021 Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners
1st Place, Heaven Splits (Adams Basin) by Joe Pompili, Spencerport, NY
2nd Place, Lock 56 (Lyons) by Cory Reynolds, Lyons, NY
3rd Place, Fall Colors (Lockport) by Jeff Tracy, Lockport, NY
1st Place, Canal Evening (Pittsford) by Christopher Cove, Pittsford, NY
2nd Place, Hope (Brockport) by Kyle Preston, Holley, NY
3rd Place, Blanket of White (Pittsford) by Gary Eisenhart (Pittsford), NY
Along the Trail
1st Place, Room for More (Tribes Hill) by Stefanie Obkirchner, Amsterdam, NY
2nd Place, Medina Falls Sunrise (Medina) by Neil Ferguson, North Tonawanda, NY
3rd Place, Finding True North (Amsterdam) by Adam Fine, Liverpool, NY
On the Water
1st Place, Winter Sunset (Ganargua Creek*) by Susan Lynch, Lyons, NY
2nd Place, Lil Diamond III (Herkimer) by Cliff Oram, Ilion, NY
3rd Place, Fall Crew (Pittsford) by Christopher Cove, Pittsford, NY
Honorable Mention Recipients (listed west to east)
Reflections (North Tonawanda) by Neil Ferguson, North Tonawanda, NY
Erie Traveler (Lockport) by Bruce Aikin, Newfane, NY
Sunrise in Brockport (Brockport) by Kyle Preston, Holley, NY
One Main Street (Brockport) by Josephine Cicchinelli-Matela, Brockport, NY
Bridge Over the Canal at Sunset (Genesee Valley Park) by Vicki Vallone, Webster, NY
Days End (Pittsford) by Gary Eisenhart, Pittsford, NY
Kayaking on the Old Erie Canal (Macedon) by Keith Boas, Fairport, NY
Camillus Erie Canal Park (Camillus) by Marcia Bower, Syracuse, NY
Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct (Camillus) by Marcia Bower, Syracuse, NY
Indian Castle Church (St. Johnsville) by Joe Carey, Syracuse, NY
Aqueduct Ruins (Schoharie Crossing) by Theresa Fiacchi, Canajoharie, NY
Great Egret (Cohoes) by Denise Hackert-Stoner, Loudonville, NY
For more information visit the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor website.
Photo: Winter Sunset (Ganargua Creek) by Susan Lynch.