The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) recently unveiled the 12 winning photos of their eighth annual photo contest, which will be featured in the upcoming 2023 CHEC calendar.
The contest, which runs from October through February every year, has become a popular competition among island residents over the past eight years, and features photos of Hatteras Island which are submitted by CHEC members.
“The contest is a great way to celebrate the very special island that we serve and to engage with our members in a fun way,” said Laura Ertle, Director of Public Relations and Marketing for CHEC. “We have some seriously talented photographers in our membership, and it’s always fun to see the different perspectives of the photos that people send in.”
CHEC received more than 70 photos for this past year’s contest, which were reviewed by a panel of five judges, who are all employees of CHEC.
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 2023 calendar with this year’s winners is in the works, and the finished calendar will be free for all members. “We plan to give the calendar away at our Annual Meeting on May 23 at CHSS, and they will be available for free in the [main office in Buxton] after that,” said Ertle.
This year’s top photos are showcased below, and folks can also view all of the winning photos at the organization’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CapeHatterasElectricCoop.