Congrats to Finn M. of Juneau, Alaska, whose photo was voted the best of 2019 in our annual contest!

Finn 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. We award $150 gift cards to the monthly first-placers, and the big $1000 to the annual winner. So far, we've given away $10,700 for these great images.

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 tough competition this year with so many terrific images, but the votes are in and here are the results. (Click images to enlarge.)

Skerry by Finn M.

One of our younger boatbuilders, Finn was in eighth grade when he built this Skerry in 2016. "I love building boats and a Chesapeake Light Craft boat was a great way for me to start," Finn wrote when he submitted this nicely composed shot, set in Fritz Cove near his home, to take the win in the April monthly competition. Finn, we look forward to seeing what you'll build in the future!

Wood Duck 12 Hybrid by Doug S.

This great image from Doug S. of Dixon, California, of his Wood Duck 12 Hybrid on launch day, also garnered votes in the triple-digit range and it's easy to see why. Doug claims this is his first build -- which is also impressive.

Petrel by Paul L.

Handily claiming third overall is this pretty image over the bow of his Petrel by our old friend Paul L. of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Teardrop Camper by Timothy K.

It's not actually a boat, but it's nicely built and an excellent photo. This shot of his newly finished Teardrop Camper by Timothy K. of Springdale, Arkansas, placed high in the rankings, too, once the votes were counted.

Similarly, our voters also favored this charming image from Jennifer P. of Bay City, Michigan, of her Wood Duck 12 (left) on an early morning paddle; and this sunrise view of his Shearwater 17 from Jim S. of Frazee, Minnesota.

Wood Duck 12 by Jennifer P. Shearwater 17 by Jim S.

Thanks to everyone who participated, with photos, and with votes. The 2020 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! Or BOTH!