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Between now and February the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute want  fisher men, women and children to help showcase the beauty of Alaska’s Commercial Fishing industry, with the “Fishing Families Photo Contest.” They are giving participants the chance to share their fishing experiences and win great prizes.

“We will have our judges get together and we will pull out twenty to thirty of the best photo’s as we see it.” 

Tyson Fick is ASMI’s Communications Director. He says this year they are also opening the contest to the Face book fans  two weeks after the February 2nd deadline. Friends can vote on what photo they think is the best over all.

“The number one voted through our Facebook page will win round trip tickets for two wherever Alaska Airlines flies.” Best Action photo, and humor shot are just two out of the seven photo categories in this years contest.”

Fick says due to the large amount of entries last year they had to expand.

“For instance, we had scenic or boat, but I turned out we had all these great scenic photos and all these great boat photos so we said hey lets just offer prizes in both categories.” 

Each first prize winner will receive an Ipad 2, the second runners up a ASMI dry bag duffel, and third place winners an Alaska Seafood sweatshirts.

“One thing we are really excited about to is the throw back category. Where we are looking for old photo’s from old family members and back in the day. If there is something scanned and it’s got scratches on it all the better. It’s a neat way to show the heritage, and the over hundred years of commercial fishing that has been going on in the state.”

Fick says they cannot wait to compare photos of the old days to the fishing photos of today. Go to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute website to register and upload your photos. Not only could your photo win, you are also helping promote Alaska’s wild seafood.
“We hope to see a lot of great entries out there that really help us tell the story around the world of how awesome Alaska seafood is, and the people and places that all make it happen.” 

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