The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is holding its second annual photo contest. KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.
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As you might expect from the name, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, or ASMI, loves fish. And crab. And clams. And boats. And fishermen. And the list goes on.
That’s why, for the second year in a row, it wants to see YOUR photos of the seafood industry.
Tyson Fick is the communications director at ASMI. He says living in a digital world means finding new and innovative ways to engage people with, well, seafood.
“Well, people are online and people are talking online. I think we have such an amazing story to tell and the thing that really translates is images,” says Fick.
Fick says the response to last year’s contest was overwhelming. So much so that ASMI has expanded the entry categories.
Along with scenic, family, action, boat and fish photos:
“We’re also really looking for some great throwback or historic photos. Whether they’re scanned and scratched up old pictures…just some really great photos that can help tell the history and the heritage of this hundred plus year old commercial fishing industry in Alaska,” says Fick.
So pull your tackleboxes full of photos out of the attic and get sorting.
ASMI will use the winning photos on its website or on social media to promote the wonderfully fishy world of the commercial seafood industry.
And Fick says, photos just have that special knack of bringing people inside a story.
“I could talk about how great Alaska is and what a tremendous place [it is] and the great people and all the things we all take for granted. But if you can show somebody a photo through the eyes of the people that make it happen out there, it really resonates,” says Fick.
The deadline to submit photos is February 2nd.
For more information, go to alaskaseafood.org.