Our Summer of Carp Ugliest, Funniest and Video Contest Winners!

Written by: Kathleen Moore

We hope you’re enjoying the Orvis “Summer of Carp” celebration as much as we are! As part of the festivities, we’re holding an eight-week carp-photo contest that anyone can enter. Remember, the winner depends on YOUR votes, so come back often and give them your support! Here are the winners for our Video, Ugliest, and Funniest categories, as well as a special extra winner in the Smallest category:

Congratulations to Nicolas C. of Montreal, Quebec on his second win (this time for video!)

Our winner in the “Ugliest” category is a carp with a missing tail submitted by Benjamin G. of Victoria, Texas:

Our “Funniest” carp picture comes from Kristen K. of Glendale, Arizona, who is demonstrating the effectiveness of her lucky yellow underwear:

Last but not least, we heard from a few of you that last week’s “Smallest” carp winner was not, in fact, a carp. It’s still our winning photo, as it received the highest number of votes fair and square (plus, it does look to be a golden shiner – still an urban fish in the spirit of our summer celebration), but we thought we’d award a prize to the runner-up as well. Congratulations Lee T. of Beaver, Pennsylvania. Now that’s a face we all know and love:

As a way to keep this fun and to allow as many folks as possible to enter, each week is a different contest, with a different theme. This week, enter your carp picture in the PRETTIEST, and remember to continue to vote on your favorite CRAZIEST LOCATION carp entry.

Week 1: Biggest Fish – WINNER: Nicolas C.
Week 2: Smallest Fish – WINNER: Brett A. + Runner-Up Winner Lee T.
Week 3: Ugliest Fish – WINNER: Benjamin G.
Week 4: Video Week – WINNER: Nicolas C. (win #2!)
Week 5: Funniest Photo – WINNER: Kristen K.
Week 6: Craziest Location – vote here!
Week 7: Prettiest Fish – enter here!
Week 8: Best In Show

The winners of each weekly contest (based on the number of votes each photo gets) will receive cool stuff, such as fly selections, hats, stickers, or copies of Kirk Deeter’s new book, The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Carp. The Grand Prize “Best in Show” winner, chosen from among the weekly winner, will receive a Helios 2 Outfit!

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