Vote for the Winners in Our 2023 “20 Days in September” Contest—and Maybe Win Something for Yourself!

It’s gonna be tough to choose just 3!

Starting on September 1, many of you committed to an important challenge: trying to get out on the water at least 20 times during the 30 days of the month. This is a concept that dates back to 2014–here’s the original post–which means that this is the 10th attempt! I managed a respectable 22 days this year, which made for a very enjoyable late summer.

As an added incentive, although you probably didn’t need one, we launched our annual “20 Days in September” Photo Contest, which required entrants to post photos to Facebook or Instagram, 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. You’ll note that one keen-eyed shutterbug made it in twice, which is a remarkable feat in and of itself.

Take a close look at the 10 photos below–listed alphabetically by the photographer’s last name–and then use the widget at the bottom to choose your three favorites. The photographers are competing for some great prizes, including a Helios 3 Fly Rod, a Mirage 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 8th, and we will announce the winners on Tuesday, October 10th.

So choose your three winners, hit the “vote” button, and then leave a comment below!

Tim Barker (@planettrout)
Pamela Corwin (@acrosstheplains)
Alan Downie (@brookielandphoto)
Sean Eagan (@degen_angler)
John Fallon #1 (@fallon_outdoors)
John Fallon #2 (@fallon_outdoors)
Neal Henderson (@nealreactionphoto)
Britt Reynolds (@brittonreynolds)
Brian Roberts (@brob_400)
Kayla Wilson (@__kayla_wilson__)

38 thoughts on “Vote for the Winners in Our 2023 “20 Days in September” Contest—and Maybe Win Something for Yourself!”

  1. These days I tend to lean towards pictures that ‘put me in that place.’ So the scenery pictures were my favorites.

  2. All great shots. So hard to vote for just 3 let alone the guys who had to look at all the photos to get 10 great shots.

  3. Bravo to all – these are wonderful photos. I wish I could vote for each and every one of the ten, as each submission here is a winner unto its own. Best wishes to all, and I look forward to hopefully seeing more of your photographic artwork in the future.

  4. Tough call, excellent compositions in there. Beautiful work, but two especially stand out: Barker & Henderson.

  5. Next year I’ll be ready, and I’ll win this! My submittals were in the woods of southern Missouri, and I was more focused on the first trout fly fishing I’ve ever done on a river. These photos always look like they were taken in God’s fishing valley…one day I hope.

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