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JUNEAU, Alaska  The Fishing Families Photo Contest from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has closed to entries. Now is the time for fans to visit Alaska Seafood on Facebook and vote on their favorite photos. The photo with the most votes will be declared the Fan Favorite and will win the grand prize of two airline tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. 

Finalist photos are hosted in a Facebook app that allows visitors to browse and vote for the images they like best. To vote, visitors should “like” Alaska Seafood on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/alaskaseafood and locate the photo contest app in the upper right or by visiting http://bit.ly/1n7YVyP. Each visitor is allowed to vote once per photo per day. Photographers who entered are encouraged to spread the word and to share the contest via social media. The voting period closes at midnight, Feb. 17, 2014. 

In addition to the Fan Favorite grand prize, ASMI will award first, second and third place prizes in 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, 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.

ASMI received over 700 entries in total. “We’re thrilled with the participation this year,” said Tyson Fick, ASMI communication director. “It’s great to see what fishing means to our fellow Alaskans.”

ASMI plans to use the winning photos in marketing materials to provide a personal glimpse into the world of the Alaska seafood industry and the hardworking men and women who make it possible. 

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