Erie County residents encouraged to capture Fall beauty in photo contest

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The “Fall for Erie County Parks” photo contest is back for another season.

Amateur photographers have the chance to show off their skills in taking horizontal pictures of the county’s lovely 10,000-acre parks system.

“Autumn is a beautiful season at our Erie County parks and gives us a fleeting chance to see natural beauty at its height. The brilliance of fall foliage underscores the serenity of our park settings and offers unique chances at unforgettable photographs,” Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said.  “In these next few weeks, outdoor enthusiasts will have multiple opportunities to snap a few pictures of their favorite sights in our Erie County parks and share them with the world through the Parks website and social media. The top three submissions will be recognized with prizes as well, so I encourage residents to come to our parks for a great autumn experience.”

The contest is open to Erie County residents from October 14 through November 7.

Locals can capture digital images of Fall foliage or other beautiful scenes of nature for a chance to win prizes.

The first-place prize is a $50 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods, the second-place prize is a $25 card to the store and the third-place winner will receive a water bottle and compass.

To submit photos for the contest, post them to Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #FallforECParks.

Professional photographs will not be accepted and participants are only allowed one photo each. The location of the photo must be noted.

Photos will be displayed on the Erie County Parks Department’s website and social media accounts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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