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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

WIndsurfer in the Pamlico Sound off of Hatteras Island NC

"Enjoying the Breeze"

by Charmaine King

Canadian Hole

Kite Point between Buxton and Avon NC

"The Night Before Dorian"

by Jan Dawson

Kite Point, Buxton, NC

Pamlico Sound with Kayakers from Hatteras Island

"Reflections on the Sound"

by Donna Thomas

Frisco, NC

Sunset over the Pamlico Sound Hatteras Island NC

"Sunset over the Sound"

by Lewis Larsen

Avon, NC

Pelican sitting on a piling with the sunsetting behind him

"Pelican Sunset"

by Annette Albaugh

Avon, NC

Canadian Geese walking through the Pamlico Sound on Hatteras Island

"A Family Outing"

by Richard Shoaf

Pea Island, NC

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, NC on Hatteras Island

"Cape Hatteras Lighthouse"

by Mike Cowal

Buxton, NC

Sunset over the Atlantic Ocean in Hatteras Village, Hatteras Island north carolina

"December Sunset"

by Gerry Lindner

Hatteras, NC

Hatteras Buck in Buxton, NC

"The Buck Stops Here in Buxton"

Mike Lingenfelter

Buxton, NC

Sunset over the Pamlico Sound over Hatteras Island NC

"Buxton Soundside"

by Monty Owens

Buxton, NC

Silloutte of two people with Hatteras sunset behind them

"Friends and Family"

by Donna Parker

Buxton, NC

Child fishing at Cape Point in Buxton North Carolina Cape Hatteras National Seashore

"Last Cast"

by Tom Brueckner

Cape Point, Buxton, NC

Ferry dock at Ocracoke Island

"Silver Lake"

by Marie Carey

Ocracoke, NC

Brigands Bay Pamlico Sound Hatteras Island NC

"Do Not Disturb"

by Pete Coady

Frisco, NC

Snowy home on Hatteras Island NC

"OBXSalvo Snow Day"

by Paul Jones

Salvo, NC

Big Eye Tuna caught off Hatteras Island NC

"Catch of a Lifetime"

by Lorri Robey

Salvo, NC

Sunset over Hatteras Island Pamlico Sound

"Frisco Woods Sunset"

by Shelly Rollison

Frisco, NC

Deer eating watermelon in the buxton maritime forest hatteras island north carolina

"Deer Eating Watermelon"

by Raymond Schaaf

Avon, NC

Seagull flying on Cape Hatteras National Seashore

"Taking Off"

by Megan Kemble

Hatteras, NC

Ghost Crab on Cape Hatteras National Seashore

"Avon Crab"

by Pater Schwarz

Avon, NC

Couple walking through the Pamlico Sound

"August Sunday: Soundside Notch on the Pole Road"

by Thomas Doan

Hatteras, NC

Sunset over the pamlico Sound

"Reflecting on a Pamlico Sunset"

by Rick Black

Avon, NC

NC DOT Ferry at the Hatteras Dock

"Parting is Such a Sweet Sunset"

by Robert Serafin

Hatteras, NC

Bodie Island Lighthouse

"Moon Over Bodie Island Lighthouse"

by Hope Dublin


Man fishing on the ocean front at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

"Bite at First Light"

by Beth Raszkowski

Hatteras, NC 

Sunset over the pamlico sound

"Sun Kissing the Sea"

by Heather Schweinsberg

Avon, NC

Ergret perched at Odens Dock in Hatteras Village

"Dock Visitor"

by Jane Oden

Hatteras, NC

Snow Geese at the Pea Island Wildlife Refuge on Hatteras Island NC

"Snow Geese Squabble"

by Mary Lou Mortimer

Pea Island, NC

Pamlico Sound on a calm day

"Please over Hatteras"

by Darrell Merrill

Hatteras, NC

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

"Cape Hatteras Lighthouse"

by Mildred Moon

Buxton, NC

Sunset behind charter boats Hatteras, NC

"Sunset Behind Charter Boats"

by Ken Jernigan

Hatteras, NC

Dock into the Pamlico Sound on Hatteras Island

"Sound Body & Mind"

by William Ruger

Hatteras, NC

Sunset over the Wanchese Fish house in Hatteras, NC

"Fishhouse Sunset"

by Jackson Fariss

Hatteras, NC

Rodanthe Pier during Hurricane Dorian Hatteras Island, NC

"Rodanthe Pier during Dorian"

by Nadya McCraw

Rodanthe, NC

silloutte of child with sunset behind


by Valerie Connolly

Frisco, NC

Sunset over Pamlico Sound from Hatteras Island

"Beautiful Hatteras Island Sunset"

by Caitlyn Gray

Waves, NC

Hatteras Ocracoke passenger Ferry at dock

"All Aboard!"

by Leslie Buck Ferguson

Hatteras, NC

Dolphins following a shrimping boat off of Hatteras Island

"Dolphins at Sunrise"

by Martha Monser

Hatteras, NC

Pink sky sunset over Avon, NC

"Pamlico Pink"

by William Fortune

Avon, NC

Sunrise on Hatteras Island

"Hatteras Sunset"

by Jack Gray

Buxton, NC

Children running on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

"December Gift"

by Alita Carroll

Frisco, NC

Male Painted Bunting spotted in Salvo NC

"Winter Visitor"

by Sheila Charrette

Salvo, NC

Lifeguard stand at Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach in Buxton NC


by Marlo Clegg

Buxton, NC

Basket of blue crabs from the Pamlico Sound

"Bounty from the Pamlico"

by Joan Berg

Frisco, NC

Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean in Rodanthe, NC Cape Hatteras OBX

"Sunrise at Rodanthe"

by Candy Roth

Rodanthe, NC

Moonlight Fishing in Rodanthe, NC

"Monnlight Fishing"

by Annette Irby

Rodanthe, NC

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

"Last Day of the Decade"

by Tom Long

Buxton, NC

Crabbing on the Pamlico Sound at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

"Crabbing Gods in Frisco on the Pamlico Sound"

by Cheryl Saher

Frisco, NC





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