Seven Finalists from 145 Entries from Nine States, Seven Nations 

For Immediate Release: 09/28/18

The New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corporation will reveal on Wednesday, October 3, the winners of the Reimagine the Canals Competition, a project announced last year by Governor Cuomo to reward the best ideas to have the Canal System become an engine of economic development and a magnet for tourism and recreation.

The seven finalists come from an original field of 145 submissions from across the globe. Each received up to $50,000 to develop their entries and are now in a position to be awarded up to $1.5 million to implement their ideas.

View more information about the competition and watch short videos about each entry.

WHAT: Announcement of the winners of the Reimagine the Canals Competition, sponsored by NYPA and the Canals Corporation

WHERE: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester

WHEN: October 3, 2018, 10 a.m. (breakfast available at 9 a.m.)

WHO: NYPA President and CEO Gil Quiniones, Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton

For out-of-town media who cannot attend the event in person, a live stream will be available at Clips and b-roll will be available after the event.

Contact: Steven Gosset, or (914) 390-8192 office, (914) 327-9300 mobile.

About the New York State Canal Corporation

New York's canal system includes four historic canals: the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca. Spanning 524 miles, the waterway links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. The canals form the backbone of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and connect hundreds of unique and historic communities. In 2018, New York is celebrating the bicentennial of the start of the Erie Canal's construction.

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