Rather than the traditional beach popularity poll, which was changed this year due to the hurricane, several hundred photo entries were narrowed down to 24 and now you can vote for the final 12 that will be included in a limited edition calendar.

The creators of the NJ Top Ten Beaches project decided in the wake of Superstorm Sandy to put rivalry on hold for this year and instead encourage people to celebrate everything there is still left to love about the Jersey Shore.

Governor Christie is supporting the contest and has agreed to share his own special memories of the Jersey Shore in the "Making More Shore Memories" calendar. Other shore memories submitted by visitors  to the New Jersey Top Ten Beaches web site will be reviewed and selected to be part of the project to be paired up with the top 12 photos, with a winning image and special memory for every month.

To vote for your favorite calendar photo contender visit www.njtoptenbeaches.org starting Monday.