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September 30, 2019
For Release: Immediately
Central Hudson Launches 2019 Fall Foliage Photo Contest

Local photography enthusiasts are encouraged to capture the essence of the Mid-Hudson Valley’s autumn scenery in a photograph and enter Central Hudson’s seventh annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest for a chance to win $500.

“The Mid-Hudson Valley is well known for its fall colors, and our contest offers another opportunity to highlight the natural beauty of our region,” said Denise D. VanBuren, Vice President of Public Relations. “We look forward to sharing the wonderful photographs submitted by our customers for this annual contest, which now regularly draws hundreds of entries.”

To enter, Central Hudson customers may send an original, unpublished, scenic photograph taken this fall that displays the beauty of the season at any location within Central Hudson’s Mid-Hudson Valley service area to by noon on Nov. 8, 2019. One photograph may be entered per customer. A selection of finalists from among the entries will be posted to Central Hudson’s Facebook page ( on Nov. 12. Facebook users who first “like” Central Hudson’s page may then vote by “liking” their favorite photo. The photograph earning the most “likes” as of noon on Nov. 22, 2019, will be declared the winner of the $500 prize.

VanBuren also reminded customers of the many benefits of “liking” Central Hudson on Facebook and “following” on Twitter to receive important safety messages, energy efficiency tips, announcements on new programs and services, updates on severe weather and other useful information.

To enter and see the complete rules, terms and conditions for the contest, please visit


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Last year’s winner of Central Hudson’s sixth annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest and $500 prize was Kristen Buttitta of Hyde Park, who submitted her photograph taken at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in the Town of Hyde Park, Dutchess County.