Turning Stone Resort Casino and Yellow Brick Road Casino hosted a social media contest searching for the most beautiful pictures of Central New York to feature in the casinos’ 2016 calendars.

The Oneida Nation, which is always spotlighting Central New York as a beautiful tourist destination, is celebrating the beauty of the region by featuring guest submitted photos in the Turning Stone and Yellow Brick Road Casino 2016 calendars. The Nation’s two casino properties hosted a social media contest for guests to submit their own pictures that illustrate the picturesque towns and countryside of Central New York.

Hundreds of remarkable photos were submitted and the 24 winners – 12 photos for Turning Stone’s calendar and 12 for Yellow Brick Road’s calendar – perfectly captured a unique and especially beautiful aspect of Central New York. The winning photos feature snow-covered bridges and icy waterfalls, bright, colorful flowers and summer sunsets, and stunning fall foliage. Covering a large area of the Central New York region, the winning photos showcase the beauty of Chittenango, Syracuse, Skaneateles, Little Falls, Pulaski, the Adirondack Mountains and more.

The winning photographers and photos are:

Turning Stone Calendar Winners:

1. January: Marny Kinne – photo of Vernon Center
2. February: Mike Colangelo, Sr. – photo of The Black River, Boonville
3. March: Larry Tetamore – photo of The Villages at Turning Stone Pond
4. April: Jeanette Featherston – photo of Lake Durant
5. May: Colin Kelsey – photo of a field in Waterville at sunset
6. June: Susan Campbell: Photo of the Erie Canal
7. July: Carrie Day – photo of Rome Canal Fest
8. August: Kevin Ernst – photo of Raquette Lake
9. September: Debbi Mayo Marquette – photo of White Lake
10. October: Michael Rejman – photo of Black River
11. November: Jessica Lee LaFountain – photo of Overlook Mansion
12. December: Ken Smith – photo of Oneida Lake

Yellow Brick Road Calendar Winners:

1. January: Rennae Marshall Christman – photo of Marcellus Falls
2. February: Carrie Hix Eddy – photo of Chittenango Falls bridge
3. March: Donald Kerlin – photo of Angel Falls, Skaneateles
4. April: Helen Marie – photo of a rainbow in Chittenango
5. May: Chris Ross Barrett – photo of The Land of Oz
6. June: Barbara Conway – photo of Jamesville Balloon Festival
7. July: Krista Hickey Latimer – photo of Franklin Square, Syracuse
8. August: Raine Dufrane – photo of Pulaski
9. September: Sue Billings – photo of Salmon River Falls, Orwell
10. October: Jacinda Stephenson – photo of Hillcrest Jephson Estate, Cazenovia
11. November: Robert Shoemaker – photo of Chittenango Falls State Park
12. December: John Whalen – photo of Chittenango Falls

To view a snapshot of the 24 winning photos, click here. Please contact Kelly Abdo, PR Manager for the Oneida Nation, before reprinting any calendar photos.

In addition to being featured in the calendars, each winner also received a $250 Turning Stone gift card and an overnight stay at Turning Stone.

Casino guests can pick up the complimentary 2016 calendars at both Turning Stone Resort Casino and Yellow Brick Road Casino (while supplies last).

About the Oneida Indian Nation

The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Nation consists of about 1,000 enrolled Members, most of them living in Central New York. The Nation’s enterprises, which employ more than 4,500 people, include Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino, the SāvOn chain of gas stations and convenience stores, RV Park, three marinas, Indian Country Today Media Network – the premier national multi-media source for American Indian news and information, and Four Directions Productions – a 3D animation HD cinematography studio. Proceeds from these enterprises are used to rebuild the Nation’s economic base and provide essential services, including housing, health care, and education incentives and programs, to its Members.

For more information, visit the Nation’s website www.OneidaIndianNation.com