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Member Photo Contest


It is time for the 4th 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 2017 Annual Report, 2nd place wins a $50 bill credit, and 3rd place wins a $25 bill credit.  In addition to the top three, nine photo submissions will be featured in the 2019 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, 2018. 

A panel of judges will vote to decide the winners.  CHEC will announce the winners in the April 2018 Carolina Country magazine.  All entries will be featured on the Cooperative’s website for the duration of the contest. For a full list of rules, visit  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, 2018. 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. 

2017-18 Entries

Surfer riding a wave in front of a shrimp boat as pelicans fly overhead

"OBX Gold"

By Ryan Osmond

(Surfer is Esben Boxer)

Full moon over the Hatteras skyline

"Still of the Night"

By Daniel Prasalowicz

Salvo, NC

December Sunset over Hatteras Ocean and Beach

"December Hatteras Sunset"

by Gordon Wicker

Hatteras, NC

Seashell on the beach at Cape Point Buxton NC

"Shelly Island"

by Mary Mortellaro

Buxton, NC

Sunset over the Avon Pier NC

"Sunset Over the Pier"

by Michael Butter

Avon, NC

Pink and grey clouds in sunset over Buxton harbor, NC

"Buxton Harbor Sunset"

by Jack Gray

Buxton, NC

Green frog on a railing of a rental house in Salvo, NC

"Salty Dog Frog"

by Lisa Stewart

Salvo, NC

Seashells with a piece of blue sea glass on top, Hatteras Island NC

"Treasure from the Sea"

by Joan Berg

Frisco, NC

sunset over the Pamlico Sound at the Canadian Hole pull over between Avon and Buxton, NC.

"Canadian Hole Sunset"

by Jan Dawson

Buxton, NC



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