The winner of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation’s eighth annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest’s $500 prize is Damien Calvo of Coxsackie, Greene County, who submitted his photograph taken near Coeymans, Albany County. Of the 17 finalists, Calvo’s photograph received 1,727 votes, the most cast by Central Hudson’s Facebook followers. In total, more than 8,000 votes were cast.
“We congratulate Damien on his winning photograph, which beautifully showcases the fall colors and inspiring vistas we’re treated to here in the Mid-Hudson Valley,” said Charles A. Freni, President and CEO of Central Hudson. “We were once again appreciative of and amazed by all of the entries submitted this year, as they were truly inspiring examples of region’s spectacular fall season. We offer our sincere appreciation to the talented contestants who shared their work.
“Thank you also to all who participated by voting,” said Freni. “We are proud to serve this beautiful and historic part of the country, and this annual contest reminds us of the privilege of living here.”
The contest opened on Sept. 30, 2020, inviting Central Hudson customers to submit photographs of the region’s fall season taken within the energy company’s service area by Nov. 6. A selection of finalists was posted to Central Hudson’s Facebook page, and voters were asked to “like” their favorite of the finalists. The official voting ended at noon on Nov. 20.
Freni also reminded customers of the benefits of “liking” and “following” Central Hudson on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to receive important safety messages, energy efficiency tips, announcements on new programs and services, updates on severe weather and other helpful information.
The winner of Central Hudson’s eight annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest and $500 prize is Damien Calvo of Coxsackie, Greene County, who submitted his photograph taken near Coeymans, Albany County.