Feb. 4, 2014/Juneau, AK

ASMI seafood contestThe Fishing Families Photo Contest from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) 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.  The voting period closes at midnight, February 17, 2014. 

In addition to the Fan Favorite grand prize, ASMI will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 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 1st prize winner in each category will receive an Apple iPad, the 2nd prize winner in each category will receive an ASMI dry bag duffle, and the 3rd 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. 

About ASMI 

ASMI is a public-private partnership between the State of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry, established to foster economic development.

ASMI functions as a brand manager of the Alaska Seafood family of brands in 21 countries throughout Europe, Asia, and South America and also maintains a prominent marketing program in the US.

ASMI works to raise the value of Alaska’s seafood product portfolio through partnerships with retail grocers, foodservice distributors, restaurant chains, foodservice operators, universities, culinary schools, and the media.