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Member Photo Contest

5th Annual Member Photo Contest

It is time for the 5th 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 2018 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 2020 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, 2019.  

A panel of judges will vote to decide the winners.  CHEC will announce the winners in the April 2019 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, 2019. 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.  


2018-19 Photo Contest Entries:

Photo Contest Entry Buxton Home covered in snow

"A little too cold for a dip today"

By John Polaha

Buxton, NC

Sunflowers on the Soundside Hatteras Island Buxton North Carolina

"Sunflowers on the Soundside"

by Brenda Bunting

Buxton, NC

Young girl fishing on the beach in Hatteras Village North Carolina

"A little girls summer "to-do" list... check"

by Steve Yanosy

Hatteras, NC

Waves on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Waves North Carolina on Hatteras Island

"Dancing Waves"

by Sue Thomas

Waves, NC

Sunrise over Hatteras Village Ocean on Cape Hatteras, Hatteras Island

"Mother & Daughter Hatteras Sunrise Walk"

by Nancy Scarborough

Hatteras, NC

Rainbow over the Pamlico Sound on Hatteras Island, NC Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative Photo Contest

"Fair Weather Blessing"

by Leigh Broadhurst

Buxton, NC

Bird footprints in the Sand on Cape Hatteras National Seashore

"Itty-bitty Birdie Feet"

by Miriam Ackley

Buxton, NC

Stand Up Paddle Boarder in the Pamlico Sound off Cape Hatteras National Seashore

"Sunset Serenity"

By Grace Hallenbeck

Buxton, NC

Pink and grey sky sunset over the Hatteras Village Ferry Terminal on Hatteras Island NC

"Sunset over the Ferry"

By Gordon Wicker

Hatteras, NC

Sunset over the Pamlico Sound Hatteras Island

"Sunset over the Sound"

by Kente Gwyn

Pamlico Sound, Hatteras Island

Sunrise in Rodanthe, NC

"Sunrise in Rodanthe"

by Annette Irby

Rodanthe, NC

Pelican next to the Pamlico Sound on Hatteras Island

"Soundside Friend"

by Jess Nonnenmocher

Hatteras, NC

Sunset in Avon North Carolin over the Pamlico Sound

"Sunset in Avon"

by Bernard Wray

Avon, NC

CHEC Member Charles Wientjes holding a cold stunned green turtle at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore

"Cold Stunned Turtle Rescue"

by Charles Wientjes

Buxton, NC

Sunset in Brigand's Bay Frisco, NC

"Frisco Fantasy"

by Jan Dawson

Frisco, NC

Sunset photo of boy fishing at Cape Point Buxton

"Fishing with Dad at the Point"

by Richard Shoaf

Buxton, NC

Salvo Sunset North Carolina Hatteras Island

"Another Beautiful Sunset"

by Lorri Robey

Salvo, NC

Beach treasures

"Treasures from a beach walk"

by Judith Wagner

Frisco, NC

Sunset over the ocean Avon NC

"Avon Sunrise"

by Peter Reilly

Avon, NC

Sunset over the Pamlico Sound

"Life is Good"

by Joan Berg

Frisco, NC

Buck in Buxton NC

"Golden Hour Buck"

by Sheila Charrette

Buxton, NC

Sunset behind a Fishing pole at Cape Point

"Drum Fishing at First Light at Cape Point"

by Robin Crump

Buxton, NC

Sunset behind the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

"Sunset over the Lighthouse"

by Laura Everett

Buxton, NC

Sunset behind the Avon Pier

"Here at the Pier, my Dear"

by Nate Gray

Avon, NC

Two dogs on the steps of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

"Looking Up"

by Mike Harrell

Buxton, NC

Rainbow over the ocean

"Calm before the storm"

by Vernon Norman

Rodanthe, NC

Sunset behind a lady kissing her dog

"Sunset Kisses"

by Cheryl Saher

Frisco, NC

Ghost Crab on Hatteras Island

"Happy Crab"

by Heather Schweinsberg

Avon, NC

Sunset over the Pamlico Sound in Avon NC

"Kinnakeet Calm"

by Chris Hanburger

Avon, NC

Sunset by the Avon Pier

"Avon Pier at Sunset"

by George Hockenbury

Avon, NC

Hatteras Ocracoke Ferry

"Hatteras Ferry passes the boats to be blessed at Blessing of the Fleet"

By Liz Browning Fox

Hatteras, NC

Kiteboarder at Sunset on the Pamlico Sound

"Find Your Peace"

by Sheila Kavanagh Smith

Canadian Hole, Avon, NC

Dog splashing in the Pamlico Sound at Sunset

"Chasing the Sunset"

by Kristen Throne

Avon, NC

Storm Front over the Ocean at Cape Point Buxton NC


by Roberta McCrory

Buxton, NC

Sunset behind the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Buxton NC

"Beacon at Dusk"

by Jeff Schall

Buxton, NC

Sunset over the Frisco Pier remnants

"Frisco Pier Remnants"

by Matt Stankavich

Frisco, NC




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