2020 Cover Contest

Our submission period has ended which means... it's time for you to vote for the winner of our 2020 SpinSheet Summer Cover Contest presented by CYOA Charters! Here' how it works: we wanted to give as many entries as possible the chance to win, so unlike last year where we narrowed the submissions down to a few finalists, we've opened up the voting to more photos.

While we wish every photo could qualify, some submissions did not meet our printing requirements. Unfortunately we had to disqualify any images that are too low of a resolution, are blurry or too dark, if a child was pictured without a lifejacket, and if there was not enough room in the image for our SpinSheet header, footer, and cover lines. We have included all other photo submissions that abide by our cover photo standards in the running.

Now it's time to vote!

  • Voting runs now through July 23.
  • You may only vote one time, so make sure to share the contest with family and friends to get more votes for your favorite cover!
  • By voting you will be subscribed to our email newsletters and to CYOA Charters, our sponsor for this contest. You may opt out at any time.

Even if your photo was not selected as a finalist, we do hope you will still vote for the winning cover. Stay tuned for the August SpinSheet where we will share a selection of runners-up. And you can submit photos to [email protected] anytime for consideration to be used in SpinSheet Magazine. 



Six Tips for Photographers

1. We accept photo submissions all year long. We ALWAYS prefer people pictures, so get your crew together in the cockpit (even if at the dock) and have them smile!

2. Send photos to [email protected] anytime. If there are more than three of them, you may consider using a photo sharing platform such as dropbox or yousendit.

3. For cover photos, we prefer vertical photos. Horizontal ones must be cropped to fit the cover shape.

4. Make sure to leave room at the bottom and at the top for our headers and footers. It’s always best to have a photo that we could crop if need be.

5. People often send us pictures of sunsets and sunrises—and they go out of their way to get the boat (winches or dodgers) out of the photo. It’s actually best to keep some of the boat in the frame to show that you’re on a boat!

6. If you go on vacation, bring SpinSheet along to read on the plane—and don’t forget to take a picture of yourself holding one with a special landmark in the background. We love these photos


For questions please email [email protected]