DETROIT (WWJ) – Thousands of people submitted their pictures for the 2012 North American International Auto Show photo contest, and the judges have chosen the five winning images.

Entrants were able to submit their own photos into five different contest categories: Convertibles, Coupes & Cutting Edge Concepts; Luxury; Coolest Close-up; Electric Vehicles; and Black & White. The winner in each category takes home a $200 cash prize.

Convertibles, Coupes & Cutting Edge Concepts – “Lexus LF-LC Spin” By: Jim Hunt

Luxury – “Luxury in Motion!” By: Elsida Konakciu

Coolest Close-up – “Lightning in a Bottle” By: Jeff Essfeld

Electric Vehicles – “Blue is the New Green” By: Jason Barker

Black & White – “Seated Behind a Champion” By: Lawrence Leverett Jr.

To view all photo submissions, visit