2024 Summer Cover Contest

Welcome to the 2024 SpinSheet Summer Cover Contest! 

Here Is How It Works!

  • Submit your Chesapeake summer sailing photo BELOW through August 1.
  • Vertical photos work best, with room for our header and cover lines.
  • Only high-resolution (i.e. not blurry) photos will be considered for the cover.
  • Once the submission period has ended, SpinSheet staff will select finalists. We will then open voting up to readers who will choose the winning image for our September issue cover.
  • By entering you will be subscribed to our email newsletters. You may update your preferences at any time.
  • Voting runs through August 16.

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 September SpinSheet where we will share a selection of runners-up. 



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. 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!

For questions please email [email protected]