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Member Photo Contest

6th Annual Member Photo Contest

It is time for the 6th Annual Member Photo Contest!  Prizes will be awarded for the top three winners: 1st place wins a $100 bill credit and will be featured on the cover of our 2019 Annual Report, 2ndplace wins a $50 bill credit, and 3rdplace wins a $25 bill credit.  In addition to the top three, nine photo submissions will be featured in the 2021 CHEC Member Calendar. The subject of your photo can be beautiful scenery and landscapes, interesting buildings or structures, power line equipment, or anything else that you find appealing about Hatteras Island.  Photos must be submitted by February 1, 2020.  

A panel of judges will vote to decide the winners.  CHEC will announce the winners in the April 2020 Carolina Country magazine.  All entries will be featured on the Cooperative’s website for the duration of the contest. If you have questions about the contest, please contact Laura Ertle at or by calling (252)995-5616.


  1. Only one entry per member.
  2. The photo must have been taken by a CHEC member.
  3. The photo should be submitted electronically to by February 1, 2020. If you are unable to submit it electronically, please contact Laura to make other arrangements. 
  4. When submitting a photo, you must include where the photo was taken, a brief description of the subject, who took the photo, and a title for the photo.
  5. Employees and directors of CHEC, along with members of their immediate families, are ineligible.
  6. The prizes will appear as credit on the winner’s electricity bill and may not be redeemed for cash.

By submitting a photo entry to this contest, you are granting CHEC permission to use the image in any and all of its publications, including internal and external newsletters and website entries, without payment.  However, photo credit will be given.  CHEC reserves the right to disqualify any photo deemed inappropriate or offensive.  

Contest Entries:

Sunset over the Pamlico Sound

"Sunrise over Waves"

by Thomas Nichols

Waves, NC

Sunrise over Atlantic Ocean on Hatteras Island


by Carl Ackerman

Rodanthe, NC

10 Month old baby playing in Atlantic Ocean

"Hello, Atlantic. Let's be Lifelong Friends."

by Miranda Callis

Frisco, NC

Kayaker on the Pamlico Sound by Hatteras Island

"Kayaker on the Sound"

by Beverly LaSitas

Waves, NC

Sunset over the Pamlico Sound from the Rondathe Pier

"Sunset over the Sound"

by Brad Hanson

Rodanthe, NC

Sunset over the Pamlico Sound Hatteras Island North Carolina

"Sounds Good"

by Tim Shaw

Avon, NC

Storm brewing over the ramp at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

"Storm Brewing"

by Catherine James

Frisco, NC

Sunrise over the Atlantic at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Hatteras Island

"Glorious Dawn"

by Sheila Smith

Avon, NC

Man fishing off of ocean front home on Hatteras Island

"Deck Fishing"

by Ann Steeley

Rodanthe, NC

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in the Snow

"Buxton Light"

by Robin Crump

Buxton, NC

"A Boat of a Different Color"

by Judy Guzy

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

3 cats looking out a sliding glass door

"Yes, seriously, we'd like to come out"

by Grace Hallenbeck

Buxton, NC

Kiteboarder in the Pamlico Sound

"A Pleasant Suprise"

by Debbie Fussell

Salvo, NC

Charter Boat fleet at Hatteras Harbor Marina in Hatteras Village

"Very Vivid Vessels"

by Kenneth Newman

Hatteras, NC

Shark tooth found on beach in Frisco

"Beachcombers Treasure from the Past"

by Ken Lachowski

Frisco, NC

Ghost Crab found by the Avon Fishing Pier on Hatteras Island

"The Crab"

by Blake Netherwood

Avon, NC

Sunset from Durant Station in Hatteras Village Hatteras Island NC

"Sunset After the Storm"

by Dennis Wright

Hatteras, NC







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