The CLC Photo Contest has been running for more than seven years now, and you've sent in hundreds of amazing photos of your beautiful CLC boats (and campers). Now that it's high boating season in the Northern Hemisphere, it's worth remembering (maybe worth as much as $1,150) that good images of your on-water adventures are always welcome. Monthly winners earn $150 gift cards, and the top three each month go into an annual contest in January, where the winner earns a cool $1000 CLC gift certificate.

You know you've got your cell phone with you, and the image quality lately is truly impressive, so we'd love to see what you're up to with your CLC boat this season -- or any time.

To inspire you -- and because everyone loves great pictures of gorgeous boats -- here's a sampling of the top finishers over the years. Winners have ranged from scenic views like this 2017 winner, Eric Z's Stitch-and-Glue Night Heron in the light of a Marathon Key sunset,

to family fun like last year's winner, Mark L., with this photo of his family enjoying an evening row off the coast of Maine in his Skerry.

Kids and dogs are popular additions to your images, like this 2016 winner, Josh E's Mill Creek 16.5 on the Kettle River in northeast Washington

and that year's runner-up, Paul A.'s shot of his "three girls" in his Annapolis Wherry Tandem,

but sometimes it's more about the boat itself in a gorgeous setting, like David C's Chesapeake 16 pulled up on a rocky beach,

this charmer from the 2020 contest, a colorful view of his Lighthouse Tender Peapod from Craig P. , at Flagstaff Lake in Maine,

or the 2019 winner from young Finn M., of the Skerry he built while in eighth grade.

Our most recent monthly winner, Scott S., earned the top spot in the April/May contest with this great image of a brace of Wood Ducks -- a Wood Duck Hybrid 10 and its 12-foot sister -- at Crescent Lake in Olympic National Park, sure to be a contender in January.

Looking into our archives, we found plenty of other spectacular images. If you need a little more inpsiration (or just enjoy drooling over gorgeous boats), check them out: