People’s Choice – Coast Guard Photo Contest

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The pictures for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest are in and the results are impressive!

Everyday, Guardians around the world capture remarkable photographs of the Coast Guard in action. From homeland security patrols to routine training missions and arctic operations, Coast Guard men and women are there, witnessing and capturing the work of America’s Guardian. The Coast Guard Photo Contest is an opportunity to recognize these shutterbugs throughout the Coast Guard for their outstanding talent and captivating photographic skills.

With over 700 images submitted for this year’s contest and only four chosen as overall winners, many of these photos will not get the recognition they deserve.

That’s where you come in.

While the “official” judges spend the next couple of months huddled over light boxes, we’re going to ask you, the people, to help us determine the “People’s Choice” for best Coast Guard Photo of the Year.

Below is the first set of photos for your consideration…

Tune in every Wednesday over the next couple of months to see more photos and stay tuned to the Compass blog for details on registering your vote for the People’s Choice Award in early March.

Surf Training November the 18th on CG-47218 on Umpqua Bar, in Winchester Bay, Oregon. (U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO BY SN David Weydert)
CG-47213 Surf Training at the National Motor Lifeboat School in November under North Head Lighthouse during Surf class 01-10, in Ilwaco, Wa. (U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO BY MK1 Jamie Parsons)
CGC Key Biscayne conducting training with a Jayhawk helicopter off southern coast of Florida (U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO BY BM1 Michael Greene)
CGC Key Biscayne conducting training with a Jayhawk helicopter off southern coast of Florida (U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO BY BM1 Michael Greene)
CGC Oak crewmembers get hands on experience by activating a smoke signal after the survival swim. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by ENS Jason A. Radcliffe)
CGC Oak crewmembers get hands on experience by activating a smoke signal after the survival swim. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by ENS Jason A. Radcliffe)
CGC Sycamore in the bearing sea about 200 miles north of Adak, AK, in a huge squall. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by MK3 Joshua Cook)
CGC Sycamore in the Bering Sea about 200 miles north of Adak, AK, in a squall. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by MK3 Joshua Cook)
CGC MELLON entering a squall and pushing away from several waterspouts off the coast of Costa Rica.  A Dolphin HH-65 helicopter is secured on the flight deck of cutter. (US COAST GUARD photo by SK1 Adrianne Johnson)
CGC MELLON entering a squall and pushing away from several waterspouts off the coast of Costa Rica. A Dolphin HH-65 helicopter is secured on the flight deck of cutter. (US COAST GUARD photo by SK1 Adrianne Johnson)

UPDATE: Here are links to the other sets of photos eligible for the People’s Choice award.

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Round 8 – Voting begins! Click the link to find out how to cast your vote!

5 comments on “People’s Choice – Coast Guard Photo Contest”

  1. I love all the pictures posted. Keep up all the good work all the men and women of the USCG… Have a daughter and son-in-law both stationed in Ancorhage Ak….

  2. These are certainly “wow” moments during a day in the life of a Guardian. Thanks for sharing and posting!

  3. With so many superb photographs to choose from, this is not going to be easy … but I am looking forward to seeing them. Thanks for the opportunity!

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