2017 Photo Contest Winner & Round Up
We had over 600 submissions and almost 10,000 votes cast in our 2017 Photo Contest – which makes it the biggest one yet! Thank you to everyone who entered and voted in this year’s contest. There were so many incredible photos submitted this year that reminded us over and over again why the Grand Haven area is so special. The winning photo was selected from the 10 photos that received the most votes from the public. It was a hard choice even from there but we narrowed it down and would like to present this year’s winner! Drumroll please…
Congratulations to Patrick Haverty! You are the winner of the 2017 Photo Contest! Along with the glory, your image from Grand Haven City Beach will appear in the 2018 Grand Haven Area Visitors Guide AND you win a $250 Visa Gift Card! Congrats!!!
Photo: Patrick Haverty
Here’s who rounded out the rest of the Top 10 photos as selected by the contest voters!
Fog along the pier by Jerry James
Coast Guard Kites by Katie Marchel
Sun and waves at Grand Haven State Park by StormRose Photography
Feet up SUP by @cain432
Sunset swim by Jederson De Cezaro
Coast Guard Festival ship arrival by @laura_park_
Sunset beginnings by Jamie May
Lounging by @Cain432
North Ottawa Dunes lake view by @laura_park_
Congrats again to all of our Top 10 Photos!
Here are some of our honorable mentions in this year’s contest:
Sunset along the boardwalk by Tristian Urry
Surfs up by Kyle McKey
Grand Haven Musical Fountain by Todd Maertz
Wave jumping by Janelle Darnell
Sunset at Rosy Mound by Alxndria846
All aboard the trolley by Allison Marek
Making a splash by @brendan.vandermeer
Freighter arrival by Robert Borg
Fall dune hike by David Lane
Fall kayak paddle by Karen Chapel
Gracie visits Grand Haven by Donna Nicholas
Nighthouse by Jerry James
Sunset shoreline by Nick Irwin
Relaxing along the boardwalk by Jennifer Lautenschlaeger
Twinning along Lake Michigan by Jean Reynold Provencal
Once again, THANK you to everyone who entered this year’s contest and to everyone who voted for your favorites! Another round of applause to Patrick Haverty on winning this year’s contest! The new Grand Haven Area Visitors Guide will be out early in 2018 and you find Patrick’s winning image inside of it!
As always, you can share your photos and videos of the Grand Haven area with us on our social channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Tag us or use #visitgrandhaven – you might see your photo or video featured!