Wear It! Oswego Announces Winners of Life Jacket Photo Contest

OSWEGO, NY (June 26, 2012) The Wear It! Oswego campaign has selected the winners of its first-ever life jacket photo contest. All winners will receive a free Wear It! Oswego campaign t-shirt.


The following are the winners listed in alphabetical order (all are New York residents):


  1. Lee Audlin, Oswego
  2. Ellen Clark, Oswego
  3. Richard Drosse, Fulton
  4. Ross Getman, Syracuse
  5. Jamie Glod, Fulton
  6. Gary Greene, Syracuse
  7. Melissa Fournier, Syracuse
  8. Chelly Houser, Minoa
  9. Judy Humeniuk, Jamesville
  10. Kathleen Kelly, Syracuse
  11. Edward W. Newton, West Monroe
  12. Hannah Reilley, Phoenix
  13. Melissa Sieling, Pompey
  14. Dennis Sonnacchio, Phoenix
  15. Diane Sylvia, Liverpool
  16. Nancy Townsend, Oswego
  17. Denise Wallace, Lycoming


One winning photo will be posted daily on www.facebook.com/wearitoswego. In addition, a gallery of all winners’ photos will be placed on The Palladium-Timeswebsite under the “Photo Galleries” tab.


The Wear It! Oswego initiative raises public awareness about responsible and safe recreation on or near water, and the importance of wearing life jackets. Campaign collaborators include the City of Oswego, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning and The Palladium-Times. Wear It! Oswego is an off-shoot of the Wear It! New York and national Wear It! program (www.safeboatingcampaing.com).


Brookfield Renewable Energy Group operates one of the world’s largest publicly-traded, pure-play renewable power platforms, including 75 hydroelectric projects in New York. For more information, please visitwww.brookfieldrenewable.com.


The City of Oswego is known as the Port City of Central New York and is “a Great City on a Great Lake.”  Oswego’s beautiful waterfront is complemented by the maritime theme found throughout the city. Oswego boasts a diverse industrial base and a New York State Empire Zone designation, making it attractive to business. For additional information visit http://www.oswegony.org/.


Oswego County Tourism Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning promotes Oswego County through a comprehensive international marketing plan. For upcoming events and visitor information, go towww.visitoswegocounty.com


The Palladium-Times is Oswego County’s only hometown daily newspaper and has served the City of Oswego and surrounding areas in that capacity since 1845. Visitwww.palltimes.com http://www.palltimes.com for more information.