The 1st Annual Life in the Finger Lakes Photography Contest

We received hundreds of entries to our First Annual Photography Contest, and the task of judging was incredibly difficult. With so many high-quality photos to choose from, we decided to let our panel of experts decide.

The criteria for judging the photos was made up of three parts. The first was what we called the “wow” factor, meaning how the photo initially struck the viewer. The second factor addressed technique, clarity and composition of the
photograph. The third (and arguably most important) element was how well the photograph represented the Finger Lakes region.

Although making a decision was tough, we finally came up with the following winners. We’re sure that you’ll agree that we have wonderful, talented photographers in the Finger Lakes, and we’re happy to present their work to you.

Grand Prize
Overlooking Honeoye Lake from Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area
Bill Penn • Bloomfield, New York


First Place
Canandaigua Lake Boat Houses
Shayne Cooke • Canandaigua, New York

Second Place
Hay Bales – Tyrone
Bryan Farr • Elmira, New York

Third Place
Boat Sunset
Frank Warner • Canandaigua, New York

Black & White

First Place
Seneca Lake Vineyard
Greg Aspinall • Palmyra, New York

Second Place
The Bluffs
Christopher Nutting • Conesus, New York

Third Place
Bob Cassie • Canandaigua, New York

Honorable Mention

Sunset over Chapel at Watson Homestead
Jeanne Davis • Geneva, New York

Cayuga Lake
Gary Steele • Victor, New York

Havin Fun – Mennonite Church, Baldwin Road
Gene Fontana • Geneva, New York

Soft Hills
Dave Folts • Walworth, New York

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