Every fall, Central Hudson announces their annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest. It’s all about celebrating the natural beauty of the Hudson valley and giving their costumers a chance to express their creativity and possibly win $250.

Fall in the Hudson Valley can be pretty magical, even on off years when the colors aren’t as bright, there’s still some pretty color, if you look for it. Such was the case this year. To enter, any Central Hudson customer could submit a photo that they themselves took during this fall at any location within Central Hudson’s Mid-Hudson Valley service area.

Finalists’ submissions were posted online starting on November 6. On-line voting took place on Central Hudson’s Facebook page, where a ‘like’ was a vote. After more than 4,400 votes were cast, we are proud to announce that this year’s winner, with 493 votes, is Nicole Zeko of Clinton Corners, Dutchess County, who submitted her photograph taken in Stanfordville, Town of Stanford.

photo courtesy of Central Hudson

Congratulations to Nicole as she will receive $250 and some serious bragging rights. If you’d like to see all of the finalist photos, just click here.

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