Starting on September 1, many of you committed to trying to get on the water at least 20 times during the 30 days of the month. As an added incentive–although you probably didn’t need one–we launched our seventh annual “20 Days in September” Photo Contest, which required entrants to post photos to the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook or Instagram page, along with the hashtags #20sepdays and #orvisflyfishing. After poring over thousands of entries, our crack team of in-house judges have come up with 10 finalists–which was no small task.
Take a close look at the 10 photos in the widget below (you can see larger versions at the bottom of this page), and then choose your three favorites. The photographers are competing for some great prizes, including a Helios 3 Fly Rod, a pair of Orvis Pro Waders, and a Mirage LT Fly Reel.
We’ll also give a pair of made-in-the-USA Orvis Nippers to one randomly selected voter at the end of the contest.
Important Note: To be eligible to win the nippers, you MUST leave a comment about the photos in the comments section below. (That’s the only way we’ll know who you are, since the poll widget doesn’t collect data on voters.)
Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on FRIDAY, October 8th, and we will announce the winners on Monday, October 11th.
So choose our three winners, hit the “vote” button, and then leave a comment below!
87 thoughts on “Vote for the Winners in Our 2021 “20 Days in September” Contest—and Maybe Win Something for Yourself!”
Really liked that she was fishing with her kids!
Amazing selection of photos everyone! Congratulations to all the finalists!
So hard to choose just 3!
Great photos, but Chris Williams is my favorite!
Kayla Wilson because taking kids fishing can be rewarding, but also HARD work!
Love all these photos.
Ten great photos – a challenge to single out three.
These are amazing! It was difficult to narrow it down to three!
These are all good! Can’t imagine how hard it was to sift through many others to get such a nice set of finalists! Thank you!
Seeing the kids on the river never gets old!
Very nice photos. Good luck to everyone
Love the John Fallon underwater shot
These photos are amazing! Especially the ones from John Fallon!
Enjoyed viewing all of the photos
I love fish pictures with them keeping still wet.
Sorry full name is Chris Bradley
Do many wonderful photos! Great job
Wow these are all fantastic photos!
Loved the Mom fishing with kids!
Green sunfish FTW!
Such great pictures to all .Hard to choose though but wish them all thebest in this contest.
Family fishing always wins!
Great shots Y’all !!! D wants to know if anyone who entered was able to get any trash picked up. Would love to hear about it and publicly thank you for helping clean up our waters It is so encouraging to her to hear that she is teaching people
Wow, John Fallon with the two best photos. All of them are really good but the perspective in his photographs are stunning.
Kayla with her kids is great! Teach them young, and teach them right!
There’s just something about that Chris Williams black & white photo that catches the eye…great background, catching the fisherman’s line just at the right moment, and with the B&W has that timeless feel to it. As a professional photographer myself, I liked many of these pics but Chris really nailed it with style, composition, and that great feel you get from the old days of black and white.
These were some great pics and hard to choose just 3! Good luck everyone!
All great pics, tough to choose! I think they all capture the essence of our sport.
Great pics all. Love the mom with her kids
That’s a long walk….
Like them all, but Mom fishing with kids and the hiker with his dog are my favorites.
Wow, some great entries! Difficult to choose just three as others have said.
In any event, that musky was quite a catch.
Great selection, good luck everyone.
I love seeing kids enjoying the outdoors.
I liked the fish at the surface by Ross Mohr. Great photo.
Great pics! I absolutely love seeing all the photos from this contest each year!
Great contest. Enjoyed participating myself, and looking at many of the entries on Instagram. Liked all of the finalists you chose. Thanks Orvis.
Always good to see the next generation pick up the sport, they are the future!
Great for the mom to take the kids fishing even with little one on her back…
Nice variety of subjects and styles! Awesome pics
I thought all the photographs were wonderful. They really provide a feel for the magic of fly fishing: family, solitude, nature. They all make you feel good about fishing and provide the urge to get out on the water and get after it.
Oops…I thought choose 3 favs meant successive individual votes, so I guess I only choose 1. Can’t vote anymore.
No matter, they’re all sweet ffing pics and will do any project justice.
No matter who wins these are all winners in my book.
Awesome photos again this year.
I may have to take up fly fishing….
Britt’s waterfalls are mesmerizing. What a sight that would be!
Love the one with the waterfall and the fly fisherman. Makes you want to be right there!!
So many great images!
I love Britt’s picture that includes the waterfall. That image perfectly captures the image of a fisherman against the power of nature.
Great shots! Love how Britt captures man and nature.
They are all great photos. Picking the best of 3 is extremely difficult.
They are all great photos. My favorite is the waterfall picture with the fly fisherman in the foreground. Fabulous composition! Joe Buchanan
Love seeing families fishing together teach them young ones
Great shot Britt!
Congratulations to all the finalists! Great work!
Britt Reynolds’ water fall shot is breathtaking !
All the photos are top notch and make me want to leave the office now to go fly fishing !
Hard to pick theyre all very nice lovethem all.
Love to win they are all so.nice
Beautiful photos – good luck to all !
Nice photos. Congrats to the finalists.
all are wonderful, the young lady fishing with her childern hits a warm spot in my heart as i grew up in the driftless area and would take our 3 young boys trout fishing on these streams . that’s how they learn to fish forever. JRH
Amazing pictures, it was a really tough choice! Best of luck to all of them.
This is the second time I’ve been able to participate and it’s been so much fun, looking forward to next September!
All beautiful photos. Lately I’m partial to the fish themselves but the landscapes are pretty amazing. We’ll done.
Really like the excellent black & white Williams photo, and smiled at the Wilson photo, too.
Nice scenes of the end of summer
Love seeing other families on the river.
Also the hopper one is
Beautiful photos of great places.
Such cool photos!
Magnificent photos from all of the entrants!
Excellent quality pictures. Love all the different types of fish
The Picture with the lady and her children is fantastic
Beautiful scenery.love seeing families involved,hard to just pick three
Fabulous pictures that make you want to be right there with them!
I really like the B&W photo, great composition.
Scenery, it’s what makes it all so unique.
Some great photos , only wish I knew about the contest , I live in the trout stream on a good day . I love the waterfall photo and two others. I’m looking at composition etc , and the main subject pops against the background. Let me know next time there’s a contest , I’d love to enter . Best of luck to all the entrants !
Loved the picture with the kids. All were great – I wish I knew how to get the lighted right in my photos!