Since 2006, coatings manufacturer Tnemec Co. Inc. has celebrated innovative uses of its products with an annual contest open to water tanks of any design located in North America.

The Kansas City-based company doesn't choose the winners, however. That’s up to the public.

Almost 21,000 people visited to choose 13 Tank of the Year winners from more than 200 candidates. For the first time, voters could choose their favorite classic (congratulations to Pittsfield, Ohio) and contemporary (congratulations to Plant City, Fla.) designs.

The Tank of the Year (City of Cocoa, Fla.) will be the cover and month of January in Tnemec’s 2016 calendar, with the rest of the tanks featured in the following months. You can order Tnemec's 2016 calendar here. Next year’s competition opens in March 2016.

Click on the slideshow for photos and details of each winner.