Vote Now: U.S. Coast Guard Photo of the Year

"Boat Out of Water" / Chief Petty Officer Mark Wanjongkhum and Chief Warrant Officer Michael Allen walk around the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy in dry dock at Vigor Shipyard, March 31, 2016. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford.

Published Mar 28, 2017 6:38 PM by U.S. Coast Guard News

The Coast Guard’s annual Shutter Shootout coincides with NCAA’s March Madness. This is a contest to allow our Coast Guard fans and followers the chance to choose the top Coast Guard photo of the year.

Visit our Facebook page and tell us which photos have your vote by giving them a “like” or “love.” May the best photo win!

Secretaries Cup

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy participated in the annual Secretaries Cup, Sept. 10, 2016. The Secretaries Cup is an annual NCAA Division III athletics college football game between the Coast Guard Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm. This photo is competing against "Remembering Pearl Harbor.”

Remembering Pearl Harbor

A Pearl Harbor survivor wipes tears from his eyes during the 75th Commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor at Kilo Pier on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oahu, Dec. 7, 2016. Pearl Harbor survivors, World War II veterans, service members, veterans and civilians came together to remember and pay their respect to those who fought and lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle. This photo is competing against "Secretaries Cup.”

Night Ops

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Seattle and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles conduct night time hoisting training on April 4, 2016. Crews conduct weekly training to remain proficient at hoisting, even in adverse weather conditions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Logan Kellogg. This photo is competing against "Boat Out of Water.”

Girl's Best Friend

Rory, the daughter of Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin, hangs out with Piper, part of the Cherry Capital Airport K-9 Team, at Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor, April 8, 2016. Piper, who works with members of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., and Rory met at the station as part of a meet and greet for the K-9 team and members of the Cleveland-area Coast Guard and their families. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin. This photo is competing against "Lifesaver.”


Seaman Amanda Wolf, a boat crew member from Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor in Chicago performs CPR on a child aboard a vessel in Lake Michigan, July 21, 2016. Wolf successfully resuscitated the girl while in transit to Navy Pier. U.S. Coast Guard photo. This photo is competing against "Girl's Best Friend.”

On Thin Ice

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Warner, a rescue swimmer at Air Station Kodiak, performs an ice rescue during training at Upper 6 Mile Lake on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 17, 2016. During the training, members from Air Station Kodiak, Sector Anchorage and the National Ice Rescue School in Essexville, Mich., worked together to perform ice rescues from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meredith Manning. This photo is competing against "From Shelter to Station.”

From Shelter to Station

Pictured here is Boomer, the mascot of Coast Guard Station Crisfield, Md., sitting on the deck of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, Feb. 28, 2017. Boomer was rescued from a shelter and reported to Station Crisfield as the mascot in December 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala. This photo is competing against "On Thin Ice.”

This post is adapted from the Coast Guard Compass blog and may be found in its original form here.

The opinions expressed herein are the author's and not necessarily those of The Maritime Executive.