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CHEC Announces Winners of Annual Hatteras Island Photo Contest

Calendar winner: “Rainbow Strike” by Mary-Anne Mack, Frisco NC The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) recently revealed the…

Calendar winner: “Rainbow Strike” by Mary-Anne Mack, Frisco NC

The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) recently revealed the 12 winning photos of their seventh annual photo contest, which will be featured in the free-to-members and upcoming 2022 CHEC calendar.

The contest, which runs from October through February every year, judges photos of Hatteras Island which are submitted by CHEC members, and Laura Ertle, ‎Director of Public Relations and Marketing for CHEC, says that this past year’s contest was especially difficult.

“We have a group of five judges, who are all employees at the office, and who usually change from year to year, because the contest is fun for us too,” she says. “This year, we had over 75 great entries, so we had a very difficult choice.”

The judges print out the photos, spread them on a table, and take their time identifying their favorites. “The winners have all looked really different over the last few years, so that’s pretty cool,” says Ertle.

The top three winners receive a credit from CHEC, while an additional nine winners are selected so that they can be highlighted in the annual calendar. “The calendar always comes out great, because the pictures people send are amazing,” says Ertle.

The 2022 calendar with this year’s winners is in the works, and the calendar will be available at the CHEC lobby at the main office in Buxton, and will be free for all members.

This year’s winners are showcased below, and folks can also view all of the winning photos at the CHEC website or via the organization’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CapeHatterasElectricCoop.

1st Place Winner: “God’s Promise” by Morgan Haddad at Brigand’s Bay in Frisco.
2nd Place Winner: “Buxton Gold” by Mickie Warren, Buxton NC
3rd Place Winner: “Endless Summer” by Jan Dawson, Sandy Bay, Frisco, NC
Calendar winner: “Summertime Sunset” by Laura Everett, Buxton NC
Calendar Winner: “Pea Island Life Saving” by Judy Guzy, Oregon Inlet NC
Calendar Winner: “Christmas Dock” by Catherine T James, Frisco NC
Calendar Winner: “Hatteras on Horseback” by Kenneth Newman, Frisco NC
Calendar Winner: “Sunset on Cape Creek” by Annelise Wilcox, Buxton NC
Calendar Winner: “Local fisherman returning to Avon Harbor after sunset” by Jim Stokes, Avon NC
Calendar Winner: “Cape Hatteras Electric Un-Cooperative” by Elizabeth Browning Fox, Buxton NC
Calendar Winner: “Adult Male Osprey” by Haley Rosell, Hatteras NC
Calendar winner: “Rainbow Strike” by Mary-Anne Mack, Frisco NC

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