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Sept. 28, 2018
For Release: Immediately
Central Hudson Launches Annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest 

Capture the essence of the Mid-Hudson Valley’s autumn scenery in a photograph and enter Central Hudson’s sixth annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest for a chance to win $500.

“The Mid-Hudson Valley is alive with color in the fall, and this is the perfect time of year for the photographer in all of us,” said Denise D. VanBuren, Vice President of Public Relations. “We look forward to celebrating the natural beauty of our region in our 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To enter, Central Hudson customers may send an original, unpublished, scenic photograph taken this fall that displays the beauty of the season at any location within Central Hudson’s Mid-Hudson Valley service area to by noon on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. 5, 2018. 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. 7. 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. 20, 2018, 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 winning photograph was submitted by Nicole Zeko of Clinton Corners, Dutchess County, of a scene in the Town of Stanford.