Photo Contest and Calendar


Give us your best shot!

Share your best photos taken within the Erie Canalway and take a chance at winning a spot in the 2017 Erie Canalway Calendar.

The annual photo contest captures the beauty, history, people, and character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Judges will select first, second, and third place winning images in the contest categories below, as well as 12 honorable mentions.

New in 2016: Cash Prizes!

This year’s first place winners will receive $100 thanks to a generous anonymous donor. Second and third place winners will receive non-monetary prizes. Please note that all submissions must be horizontal format to fit the calendar.

Contest deadline is August 26, 2016

On the WaterOn-water activities and scenes, e.g., boating, paddling, fishing, tugs & barges, historic vessels, on-water events and festivals.
Along the TrailCyclists, walkers, strollers, and activities or scenes along the Erie Canalway Trail.
Canal CommunitiesHistoric downtowns, distinctive architecture, farmers markets, events, and scenes taken in canal communities.
Classic CanalWhen you see it, you know it—photos that could be taken only here; photos of engineering marvels, canal structures, nature, or other scenes that show the distinctive sense of place of the Erie Canalway.

Check out our gallery to see this year's winning photos.

Winning Tips

  • Look for scenes that say "Erie Canalway" and views that could be taken only here.
  • Avoid enhancing the color of your photos. Our judges are looking for real views over special effects.
  • Consider new vantage points for familiar scenes.

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