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Photos sought for Alaska seafood marketing

Your best photo of commercial fishing in Alaska could win Alaska Airlines photos or an Apple Ipad.

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, or ASMI, is putting out the call for submissions for its second annual fishing photo contest.

Photo courtesy of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute


Communications director Tyson Fick said the photos will help tell the story of the Alaska seafood industry and will help ASMI market that seafood to the world. “You know whether in store, recipe leaflets, they could wind up on the website, facebook, things like that, all the different avenues that we use to promote Alaska seafood,” said Fick.

Prizes will be given out in seven categories including throwback, scenic, family, boat or action photos.

“What’s new this year is after we get all the entrants in, we’re gonna put up about 20 or 30 of the judges selections that then will be on our Facebook site and we’ll have a fan favorite option and the one that gets the most likes through the facebook page, the photographer will get a trip for two anywhere Alaska airlines flies,” Fick said.

Last year the contest brought in close to 600 entries. The deadline for submissions is February 2nd. Winners will be announced February 17th. There’s more information, including rules and forms on the ASMI website.

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