Alaska Seafood Announces Winners in Fishing Families Photo Contest

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ASMI Receives Largest-Ever Number Of Entries With Over 900 Photo Submissions

Fan Favorite winning photo by Malerie Gunderson of Sand Point, Alaska.

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Fishing Families photo contest. Malerie Gunderson of Sand Point, Alaska will take home the grand prize of two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines with her artistic photo of a fish eye. The photo received over 2,200 votes from a Facebook gallery of finalists during a two-week voting period following the close of the contest.

In addition to the grand prize, ASMI is awarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in the following categories. All of the winning photos can be viewed online at photocontest.alaskaseafood.org.

Best Action Photo
1st: Photo by Jimmie Lincoln of Toksook Bay.
2nd: Photo by John Matzick. Photo taken in Bering Sea.
3rd: Photo by Jan Kornstad. Photo taken in Nikiski.

Best Boat Photo:
1st: Photo by Glenn Seavers. Photo taken in Kodiak.
2nd: Photo by Terry Lane. Photo taken in Togiak.
3rd: Photo by Ron Hildebrandt. Photo taken in Akutan.

Best Family or Kid Photo:
1st: Photo by Kamirin Couch. Photo taken in Cook Inlet.
2nd: Photo by Sierra Anderson. Photo taken in Chignik.
3rd: Photo by Mark Saldi. Photo taken in Sitka.

Best Fish Photo:
1st: Photo by Ezekiel Brown. Photo taken in Copper River Delta
2nd: Photo by Glenn Aronwits. Photo taken in Bristol Bay.
3rd: Photo by David Mccasland. Photo taken in Dall Island.

Best Humor Photo:
1st: Photo by Dawndi Keim.
2nd: Photo by Heather Sears. Photo taken in Fairweather Grounds.
3rd: Photo by Tana Potts. Photo taken in Valdez.

Best Scenic Photo:
1st: Photo by Jack Molan. Photo taken in Bristol Bay.
2nd: Photo by Carey Case. Photo taken of Petersburg.
3rd: Photo by Peter Hamre. Photo taken in Unimak Island.

Best Throwback Photo:
1st: Photo by Hailey Thompson. Photo taken in Kodiak.
2nd: Photo by Scott Frostad. Photo taken in Salamatof Beach.
3rd: Photo by Melvin Monsen. Photo taken in Kvichak River.

1st prize winners will receive an Apple iPad, 2nd prize winners will receive an ASMI dry duffle bag, and 3rd prize winners will receive an ASMI sweatshirt.

The photo entry period was open from October 21 to November 30, 2014 and received over 900 entries – the largest number of submissions ASMI has received for a photo contest. ASMI uses these photos in a variety of marketing campaigns around the globe to highlight the rugged beauty of Alaska’s iconic fisheries and, more importantly, the generations of men and women who make their living from the seas.

About Alaska Seafood

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is a partnership of the State of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry. ASMI works to promote the benefits of wild and sustainable Alaska seafood and offer seafood industry education.

For more than 50 years, Alaska has been dedicated to sustainable seafood. It’s so essential to our way of life that our constitution mandates that fish are “utilized, developed and maintained on the sustained yield principle.” The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest private sector employer, and as a result, Alaskans understand the need to protect the fisheries and surrounding habitats for future generations. We’re proud of our leadership in sustainable management, which has led to an ever-replenishing supply of wild seafood for markets around the world.

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