Congrats to Josh E., whose photo was voted the best of 2016 in our annual contest!

Josh wins a $1000 CLC gift card. 

Each month we ask you to send us your best photos of Chesapeake Light Craft designs, and you've sent us hundreds of amazing shots.

Each month we ask you to vote on your favorites, and the top three (or sometimes four, in case of a tie) are put into the running for the overall annual winner.

Finally, during January, you voted for your favorite of the monthly winners. It was a hard-fought race this year with so many terrific images, but the votes are in and here are the results. (Click images to enlarge.)

Mill Creek 16.5 by Josh E 

First overall: Josh E's Mill Creek 16.5 on the Kettle River in northeast Washington

Annapolis Wherry Tandem by Paul A.

Second Place: Paul A.'s shot of his "three girls" in his Annapolis Wherry Tandem.

Chesapeake 17 by Charles P.

Third Place this year was Charles P.'s shot of his wife in her Chesapeake 17 on Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Other notable images garnering high vote tallies:

Chris M.'s shot of his handsome heirloom Kaholo (left); Linda W.'s view of Chiron enjoying her Mill Creek 16.5 (top right); and the view of the bow of Scott B's Guillemot "L" (lower right)

Kaholo by Chris M and FamilyMill Creek 16.5 by Linda White

 

Guillemot "L" by Scott B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our in-house team also had some favorites we wanted to share. Top staff picks included:

 Hal J's Colorado view with Wood Duck 12

Wood Duck 12 by Hal J.

This Wood Duck 12 Hybrid in progress by Peter A. (left); Chester Yawl by David E. (top right): and Oxford Shell with ducklings by Ken A. (lower right).

Wood Duck 12 in Progress by Peter A.Chester Yawl by David E.Oxford Shell with Ducklings by Ken A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also liked this image of his Northeaster Dory by Derek F. (right) and Trent M.'s image of his Eastport Nesting Pram ready to sail (left).

Northeaster Dory by Derek F.Eastport Nesting Pram by Trent M.

 

Thanks to everyone who participated, with photos, and with votes. The 2017 Photo Contest is OPEN! Cast your votes for the latest submissions, and keep sending us your best images. You, too, could win either our $150 monthly gift card prize, or the big annual award of $1000!