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November 22, 2016

For Release: Immediately

Winner of Central Hudson’s Fall Foliage Photo Contest Announced

The winner of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation’s fourth annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest and $250 prize is Casey O’Mara of Cornwall-on-Hudson, who submitted her photograph taken in Mountainville, in the Town of Cornwall. Of the 25 finalists, O’Mara’s photograph received the most votes by Central Hudson’s Facebook followers with 936 votes. A total of 7,763 votes were cast. 

“Congratulations to Casey on her award and for the beautiful scene she photographed depicting the Mid-Hudson Valley’s signature autumn colors,” said Denise D. VanBuren, Vice President of Public Relations at Central Hudson.

The contest opened on September 29, 2016, inviting Central Hudson customers to submit photographs of the region’s fall season taken within the energy company’s service area by Nov. 2. More than 105 images were submitted, and 25 finalists were selected and posted to Central Hudson’s Facebook page. Voters were asked to “like” their favorite of the finalists, and official voting ended at noon on Nov. 21.

“Thank you to all who participated by voting and submitting photos highlighting the Mid-Hudson Valley’s autumn scenery,” said VanBuren. “We were once again impressed with the stunning selection of entries, and offer our sincere appreciation to each contestant for sharing their amazing photographs.”

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

To view the images of all 25 finalists, go to Central Hudson’s Facebook page at


This year’s winning photograph of a scene in Mountainville in the Town of Cornwall was submitted by Casey O’Mara of Cornwall-on-Hudson.