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"Picture of the Week" returns today, marking the end of our annual AirVenture hiatus and boy, did we get some great photos while we were away at the show this year!

For those of you who are just discovering AVweb, "POTW" is a weekly feature where we publish our favorite reader-submitted photos.  Each week, we go through all the submissions and choose the top three photos, plus a few bonus pics if our submission box is particularly full.  After much debate and a few heated words, we pick one of the photos as our "POTW" winner and send the photographer an official, cannot-be-purchase-in-any-store AVweb baseball cap.

Sounds like fun, doesn't it?  Trust us:  It is.

And you can get in on the action by submitting your own pictures here.  (The more pics you send us, the more we'll run each week.)

As mentioned above, we've been on hiatus for a couple of weeks because of Oshkosh, but we're anxious to get back into the groove.  Rather than combine the past few weeks' entries into one contest, as we have in previous years, we're going to break it up by week this time and award three hats for the three weeks that have passed since our last original "POTW" contest!  Our first hat goes to Shawn Van Horn of Washington, Indiana, whose eye-popping sunset photo is this week's top winner.  Hats also go to Tom McLaughlin of Battle Creek, Michigan (our July 21 winner) and Pete Thielen of Green Bay, Wisconsin (our July 28 winner).  Look for their photos and lots of bonus pictures! in our July 21 and July 28 galleries!


Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of readers who submit photos.

*** THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ***

Used with permission of Shawn Van Horn

"Ready 'n' Waitin'"
Shawn Van Horn
of Washington, Indiana tells us,
"This is what hurricanes look like to Hoosiers, once the rain stops."
(It's a far better sight than the hurricane aftermaths we get in the Southeast!)
As Shawn points out, "Hurricanes nearly always are good for ... dramatic sunsets."
The whirlybird here is an Air Evac Bell 206L-1, captured by Shawn
at the end of what was surely a hard day's work ... .

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AVweb continues to receive a large number of excellent images for our POTW contest. Here are some of the runners-up. Click on the links below to view larger versions.


copyright Mark E. Stufflebeam
Used with permission