The results are in for C&K‘s first annual People’s Choice Photo Contest presented by Body Glove Footwear. As part of the upcoming 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards, we asked Canoe & Kayak readers to submit their best paddling photos to be enjoyed–and voted on–by their fellow paddlers. The three People's Choice finalists will be exhibited at the C&K Awards show August 1st in Salt Lake City, alongside the very best photographs created by our professional contributors.

And the finalists are: Minnesota-based photographer Bryan Hansel's surreal sea kayaking image; canoeist Norman Miller's creative use of selective focus; and a whitewater multiple exposure by Don Englund.

These top three photos will be included in a printed gallery of 10 images that reflect the best in paddling photography. The Award Show audience will choose one image from the gallery to become the 2013 Photo of the Year. Can these talented amateurs win against the pros? Be sure to stay tuned Thursday, August 1 as we announce the Photo of the Year and the other winners during the CK Awards