#OCCPOSTCARD Photo Contest Winners Announced

#OCCPOSTCARD Photo Contest Winners Announced

More than 60 entrees were submitted by OCC members from around the world via the OCC Facebook page.

By Daria Blackwell - 01/11/2018

The #OCCPOSTCARD competition, which ran on the OCC Facebook Group page through the northern summer, closed to new entries on the 1st of September. Frances Rennie, the group admin wrote, "I would like to thank everyone who took part. With 60 entries our judge is going to have a hard time picking the winner, which will be announced in due course."

Kathy Mansfield, OCC member and professional photographer, undertook the difficult task of selecting the winners. Kathy wrote, "It’s been a real pleasure to look through these photos, and terribly hard to come up with winners! There were impossibly beautiful places all around the world, gorgeous sunsets, split second pelicans diving, turtles swimming. But I was looking for a little something beyond the perfection — and found it in a man o' war, in mist, in an interesting juxtaposition of village and fishing, and a simple one of boats at anchor. It was a privilege to make the choices."

And it was our good fortune to see all the photos submitted and to have the enthusiastic participation by both Frances and Kathy in managing the process. Our thanks to all who took part. It was great fun not only to see where our members are sailing but also the range of activities in which they are taking part.

The winner is Mattias Hellner with Man O' War Mid Atlantic. Congratulations Mattias! Mattias will receive an OCC burgee as his prize.

To view the runners up submitted by Angela Lilienthal, Baxter Gillespie and Yoshi Wakao, click on the link to the gallery below. To view all the entries, go to the OCC Facebook Group page and search the group for #OCCPOSTCARD.

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