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. (I managed a respectable 25 days this year, while my friend Drew Price fished all 30!) As an added incentive–although you probably didn’t need one–we launched our ninth 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 has 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 Mirage LT Fly Reel, and a PRO Insulated Hoodie.
We’ll also give a pair of made-in-the-USA Orvis Nippers to one randomly selected voter at the end of the contest, as well as a randomly selected person who posted a photo of them picking up trash while fishing.
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 SUNDAY, October 9th, and we will announce the winners on Monday, October 10th.
So choose your three winners, hit the “vote” button, and then leave a comment below!
Here are the finalists, in alphabetical order:
82 thoughts on “Vote for the Winners in Our 2022 “20 Days in September” Contest—and Maybe Win Something for Yourself!”
All are great photos, so choosing 3 was, indeed, tough!
Some beautiful photo’s, hard to pick just three.
Tied for me between John Fallon’s photo and Connor Merritt’s. Both places they were taken are special to me and capture what it’s like to fish in those areas!
Beautiful photos, hard to select the best as they are all terrific. Sends those juices flowing…lets go fishing. Memories, lots of beautiful memories.
once again, great photos!
Super cool pictures. Each one is deserving to be the winner. Good luck to all the finalists!
Everyone’s got to vote for that super cool picture of the coho.
Wish I had half the talent to take any of these!
Great pics. Love the colors and details.
Great photos as always. When I saw John Fallons photo earlier this month I thought: there’s the winner! That’s a split second shot. Under tough conditions. That’s what makes it special to me.
Beautiful selection this year. Love Alan’s close-ups, John’s action shot and all the fly fishing landscapes!!
Great work by all!
Shoutout to the solo anglers and their great pics. So much harder when you’re by yourself.
Another year of beautiful photos!
Glad to see some awesome saltwater photos!
Congratulations to all the finalists.
All great photos
All great pics.
Great photos, very talented photographers.
Love the shots…congrats to all…
Great photos, good luck everyone
My buddy John Fallon is a top notch photographer and an ever better guy. He goes the extra mile to get the amazing photos he captures.
They were all great photos. Makes me want to get on the water aASAP
Definitely hard to just choose three. Win or not, every photographer should be proud of what they submitted. Amazing skills.
Fisherman vs fish!!
Look forward to this contest every year, even if I fall short of the 20 day mark. Great photos
A very good representation of some fine fishing photos. Hard to choose just three. Congratulations to all the photographers!
Some great photos here. Love the cast shots.
Love all the pics. Those with drama and atmosphere caught my attention the most.
Hard to pick because they are all unique. But love the action shots!
All great photos that represent fly fishing. Choosing 3 is very difficult but loving the scenery.
All great photos and loving the scenery pics.
Amazing captures. Puts me right in each moment.
Some incredible shots! Well done to everyone in the top 10
Nice shots! Difficult to pick only three.
Love ’em all. The best part of our passion for the outdoors is sharing it with others.
Great photos! Thanks to everyone who submitted them. I love the creativity on several of these!!
Tough to choose 3! Looking forward to next Sept.
Nice pics all.
Orvis, thanks for keeping the excitement going. September is such a nice month to be on the water with a fly rod in one hand and a camera in the other hand.
I agree with everyone. Tough choices!
Absolutely love the photo’s. June was the month I made it out the most, would love to spend more time on the water this fall. The colors are beautiful as represented in these pictures.
Nice work on the photos!
Very nice photos; each has its own special quality.
Wow, its tought to pick only three!
Hard to choose three.
i love the way a mood is captured in some these! some of my favorite times to fish
Love the bluebell. They tough little fish deserve more attention. Connor Merrits photo really shows the special places flyfishing can take you and the close up of the stone Fly is fantastic.
Tough choices again this year, great photos by all.
Wow! How can you pick just three? A wonderful selection of photos!
I love photography, fly fishing, and fish. I wish I could remember to stop thinking about fishing and think about taking a good photo or two while fishing…
Good Luck Finalists!
Gorgeous photos! I love the different species and the variety of water displayed.
Have to agree with so many of the others, very hard to pick 3!
Lovely shots. One of them, I was like, how the heck?
Inspiring photos, makes me want to go to each place and fish!
They are all great photos and it was hard to pick just 3. I did the 20 days but man my cell phone photos weren’t cutting it I needed my wife to follow me around with my Sony camera every night lol maybe next year.
You really should. My wife and I have made some great memories doing just that over the last few years, and captured some great images along the way. I think you’ll find you both really enjoy the experience.
Amazing work! Wow!
All of these are absolutely amazing pictures. Connor, John, and Chris have really captured (in my opinion) the feelings and sense of wonder we all search for in our outdoor adventures. Thank you to all the anglers who shared their beautiful experiences with the world.
Awesome pictures! It is so hard to pick!
Love seeing Lucas Miller represent the collegiate level of fly fishing and getting new people involved with the sport we love! Good luck to him as well as all the contestants
All these pics are amazing. amazing job guys Lucas Miller with that amazing pic those are perfect.
Wow, those are awesome! Gets me inspired for next year.
Well that was tough; they’re all so good! Good luck all.
Some great photos
Congrats to everyone who completed the challenge!
Wow. Nice pics, but the shot by Chris Williams makes me want to go fly fishing wherever that beautiful picture was taken. Well Done!
Beautiful photos! Hard to choose just one winner! Good for you getting out and making it happen!
Nice pictures. Good to see a bug as one of the options. Bugs matter a lot!
should have posted a photo of my son fishing
I really like Chris Williams photo. Looks like he is the only one on the river. In a Zen state…..one with time and nature.
Great Photos, tough choice!!
The passion for Fly Fishing lives on strongly in these photos. Good luck to all the photographers.
So hard to pick only 3. All the photos are great!
All are amazing photos!!
Some of these would make for some great wall posters. very nice pictures. tough to choose a favorite.
All great photos. Thanks for giving these fine photographers an opportunity to share their works.