2023 Photo Contest

The 2023 calendar contest is closed but don't stop sending us your best shots! Submissions for the 2024 calendar are now being accepted.

Richard Macquade of Newport was the lucky $100 gift card winner in our 2023 Calendar Photo Contest.2023 Calendar

Congratulations to all of the talented photographers whose images were selected for the calendar. The other winners are: Wick Smith, of Beaufort; Sarah Wilson, of Swansboro; Denise Ruffin, of Emerald Isle; Teddy Devereux, of Emerald Isle; George Locke, of Newport; Dan Williams, of Morehead City; Justin Wiedner, of Newport; Sarah Mensch, of Newport; Doug West, of Salter Path; and Denise Benson Byrd, of Harkers Island. 

Our 2023 wall calendar will be available to members at our offices in Newport and Havelock in November.

Photo Contest Guidelines

A panel of judges will select up to 14 winning photos (one for each month, one for the following January, and one for the cover).

The deadline is Aug. 15 each year. Judging will be done by the staff of Carolina Country magazine.

Winners will be notified when judging is completed. Their names’ will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.

Only Carteret-Craven Electric Co-op members may enter the contest. (CCEC employees and their immediate families and spouses are not eligible to enter the contest.)

  1. Photos must be electronic.
  2. Photos must capture the beauty of our area (consider photos taken during all seasons). The photos must be taken by you, not someone else.
  3. Photo submissions must include the following information:
  • Name
  • CCEC Account Number
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Where photo was taken and a description
  1. One membership (household) may submit up to 5 photos, but we may limit each photographer to no more than two winning entries.
  2. Send photos to melissag@ccemc.com with “Photo Contest” in the subject line.


Submit photos taken in CCEC’s service area and nearby areas.


JPEG digital images


Enter color photos that are appropriately sized for quality printing at 12 inches wide by 9 inches high (300 dpi resolution: minimum resolution of 3,600 pixels by 2,700 pixels).


Only horizontal pictures will be accepted. Vertical photos will be eliminated.


Image must be an original you own.


Scenic photos preferred. However, if individuals are identifiable in your photo, you must obtain the permission of anyone depicted for the photograph to be published in the calendar.

DEADLINE: August 15, 2023


Email your questions to Communications Director at melissag@ccemc.com.