National Fisherman

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Calling all Alaskan fishing families, fans and photographers! The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is again seeking your help to promote our seafood species around the world! ASMI is currently looking for your photographs showcasing the best of what Alaska has to offer: our people, our beautiful scenery, and our seafood! 

This year, our Facebook fans will vote on a Fan Favorite Winner. They will vote on a selection of the submitted photos that will be posted to Facebook. Votes will be tallied by the number of “likes” on a photograph. To vote, visit and "like" ASMI’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/alaskaseafood. The Fan Favorite grand prize is a trip for two anywhere Alaska Airlines flies.

ASMI will award Grand Prizes, First Prize, and Second Prize in each of the following categories:

·       Best Family or Kids Photo

·       Best Old-School or Throwback Photo

·       Best Fish Photo

·       Best Scenic

·       Best Boat Photo

·       Best Humor Photo

·       Best Action Photo

The first prize winner in each category will receive an Apple iPad. In addition, the second prize winner in each category will receive an ASMI dry bag duffle, and the third prize winner in each category will receive an Alaska Seafood sweatshirt.

When people buy seafood from Alaska, they envision the rugged terrain and the cold, pristine water that produces some of the most wild and delicious seafood in the world. The hard-working men and women who brave Alaska’s waters to harvest this resource are also an integral part of the Alaska seafood story. ASMI relies on vivid photographs to portray the wilds of Alaska. It is ASMI’s hope that submissions from the photo contest be used in marketing materials to provide an intimate glimpse of life in the Alaska seafood industry, as well as display the natural beauty of our state. Who better to capture this environment than those who are immersed in it?

To read the full contest rules and helpful hints and to upload your submissions, please visit http://photocontest.alaskaseafood.org before February 2, 2014.  Winners will be announced on February 17, 2014.  Contact ASMI at photo@alaskaseafood.org or (800) 478-2903 for questions or information.

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