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October 7, 2013

Winning Photos will be featured in Oswego County Visitor Guide

Tim Markert's photo of a sunset at Lake Neahtahwanta will be one of the featured photos in the new visitor guide being produced by the Oswego County Tourism Office.

OSWEGO - Winners of the Visitor Guide photo contest sponsored by the Oswego County Tourism Office were recognized recently by the County Tourism staff. The winning photos will be featured in the new Oswego County Visitor Guide which will be released later this fall.

"The contest generated a variety of beautiful photos that show lovely sunsets, historic buildings and rural scenes, and people enjoying the outdoors across Oswego County," said contest coordinator Faith O'Brien. The winning photos have been posted on the county tourism Facebook site and will be used in the new visitor guide."

Winning photos and photographers will be identified in the new visitor guide, which will be distributed at consumer shows, at information centers across New York State, at Thruway rest stops, and in response to requests for information from advertising placed on line and in print media. The winning photos were submitted by:

- Steven Tryon, Oswego, first place, history, "Oswego City Hall," and honorable mention, sunset, "Moment of Wonder."

- Edward Elsner, Central Square, honorable mention, history, "Replica of Columbus Ship."

- Dick Drosse, Minetto, first place, fun in the outdoors, "Cross Country Skiing at Great Bear."

- Mary Schloss, Oswego, honorable mention, fun in the outdoors, "Kayaking at Happy Valley."

- Duane St. Onge, Fulton, first place, animals and agriculture, "Fall Morning in Phoenix," first place, scenic, "Pier at Bullhead Point," and honorable mention, scenic, "Oswego Harbor."

- David Chatterton, Oswego, first place, family fun, "Golfing," and honorable mention, animals and agriculture, "Apple Picking."

- Marie Chatterton, Oswego, honorable mention, family fun, "Pumpkinfest Bowling."

- Ray Grela, Oswego, first place, sunsets, "Lighthouse Sunset," and honorable mention, scenic, "Lightning."

- Antionette Longo, Syracuse, honorable mention, sunsets, "Sandy Pond Sunset."

- Tim Markert, Central Square, honorable mention, sunsets, "Lake Neahtahwanta," and honorable mention scenic, "Salmon River Falls."

The winning photos may be viewed at www.facebook.com/oswegocounty

Duane St. Onge's photo entitled "Fall Morning in Phoenix" won first place in the animals and agriculture category in the photo contest sponsored by the Oswego County Tourism Office.

"Lighthouse Sunset" by Ray Grela captured first place in the sunsets category in a photo contest sponsored by the Oswego County Tourism Office.

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