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!!!

Patrick Haverty - Grand Haven City Beach
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

Jerry James - Grand Haven, Michigan


Coast Guard Kites by Katie Marchel

Katie Marchel - Grand Haven, Michigan


Sun and waves at Grand Haven State Park by StormRose Photography

Erin Swartz - Grand Haven, Michigan


Feet up SUP by @cain432 

cain432 - Grand Haven, Michigan


Sunset swim by Jederson De Cezaro

Jederson De Cezaro - Grand Haven, Michigan


Coast Guard Festival ship arrival by @laura_park_

laura_park_ - Grand Haven, Michigan


Sunset beginnings by Jamie May

Jamie May - Grand Haven, Michigan


Lounging by @Cain432 

Cain432 - Grand Haven, Michigan


North Ottawa Dunes lake view by @laura_park_ 

laura_park_ - Grand Haven, Michigan


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

Tristian Urry - Grand Haven, Michigan


Surfs up by Kyle McKey

Kyle McKey - Grand Haven, Michigan


Grand Haven Musical Fountain by Todd Maertz 

Todd Maertz Photography - Grand Haven Musical Fountain


Wave jumping by Janelle Darnell 

Janelle Darnelle Photography - Grand Haven, Michigan


Sunset at Rosy Mound by Alxndria846 

Alxndria846 - Grand Haven, Michigan


All aboard the trolley by Allison Marek

Allison Marek - Grand Haven, Michigan


Making a splash by @brendan.vandermeer

Brendan.vandermeer - Grand Haven, Michigan


Freighter arrival by Robert Borg

Robert Borg - Grand Haven, Michigan


Fall dune hike by David Lane

David Lane - Grand Haven, Michigan


Fall kayak paddle by Karen Chapel

Karen Chapel - Grand Haven, Michigan


Gracie visits Grand Haven by Donna Nicholas

Donna Nicholas - Grand Haven, Michigan


Nighthouse by Jerry James

Jerry James - Grand Haven, Michigan


Sunset shoreline by Nick Irwin

Nick Irwin - Grand Haven, Michigan


Relaxing along the boardwalk by Jennifer Lautenschlaeger

Jennifer Lautenschlaeger - Grand Haven, Michigan


Twinning along Lake Michigan by Jean Reynold Provencal

Jean Reynold Provencal - Grand Haven, Michigan


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! 

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