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1. Read contest rules, terms, and conditions

2. Submit your photo and details before 11:59pm AKDT March 31. Don't forget the option to fill in a longer form caption. This could be a sentence or a few paragraphs - anything that helps us tell the Alaska seafood story!

4. Stay tuned for the announcement of winners in April!



Photos must be 10MB or less



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Copyright 2020 Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute


ASMI Commercial Fishing Photo Contest



  • ASMI seeks to enhance the value of the State of Alaska’s fisheries through compelling photography of fisheries in action. However, not all aspects of fishing are necessarily "pretty" or appropriate for the consumer. Photos featuring blood running down a fish are not what we are looking for however, we do allow slight re-touching. Please see the rules section for more details.
  • Feel free to pose for a new photo or send us a shot you already have. We're looking for families, seafood, boats, wildlife, scenery or anything that enhances the image of Alaska seafood!
  • ASMI would like photos that include commercially harvested species. Trout fishing is fun but we don't market trout so please stick to the species that are commercially harvested! If you aren't sure, just ask! Send questions to:
  • Remember, we are marketing Alaska Seafood. Fishing photos from Canada, the lower 48, or sport fishing are not eligible for this contest.
  • The more the merrier! There is no limit to the number of photos each person can submit!



The ASMI Commercial Fishing Photo Contest is open to both professional and amateur photographers. To be eligible to enter this contest, the entrant must have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. This contest is not open to ASMI staff or their relations. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the ASMI Fishing Photo Contest rules and agrees that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Rules. This contest is void where prohibited; participants/entrants are responsible for making sure their entry complies with their local laws. All photos must depict Alaska waters and commercially harvested Alaska seafood species.


  • The original images should be high enough resolution to be printed.
  • Images taken on any camera or camera phone will definitely be accepted, however if the image is not a reasonable quality, we may not be able to print them in future publications.
  • Uploaded images should be in jpg file format.
  • You image should be 800 pixels tall.
  • All file sizes must be under 10MB. 500 KB or higher is preferred.
  • The optimal image resolution is 200dpi.



You may adjust and edit your images to optimize the photograph. Aspects such as cropping, brightness, contrast, and color balance can all be adjusted. Color and B+W images may be submitted, images may not have any watermarks or captions on them.



Your photos will be judged by ASMI’s panel of judges. The images will be primarily judged on quality and how well the photograph conveys the core ASMI message: "Wild, Natural and Sustainable." Please see our "helpful hints" section for more details. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of Winners or Finalists. All judges will be appointed by ASMI. The Winners and Finalists will be determined by the judges in accordance with the competition rules. Their decision is final on all matters relating to the competition. ASMI will not enter into any correspondence regarding the judging or organization of the competition. The judging will take place at the close of the contest. Winners will be announced _____.



ASMI will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in each of the following categories:

  • Life on the Boat
  • Best Fish or Quality Handling
  • Best Action
  • Best Family Photo
  • Best Scenic
  • Best Boat

The 1st place prize winner in each category will receive $150 cash plus an ASMI dry duffle bag, the 2nd place prize winner in each category will receive $100 cash, and the 3rd prize winner in each category will receive $50 cash.



ASMI neither assumes nor bears any responsibility for any form or type of loss, damage, or injury incurred as a result of participating in the ASMI Fishing Families Photo contest and receiving of awards and/or prizes. Content of all images submitted is the responsibility of each entrant. It is the responsibility of each entrant to obtain all relevant model and/or property releases. By submitting images each entrant assures that all images are their original works and no copyright and/or trademark infringement rights have been violated. It is not the responsibility of ASMI to obtain model and/or property release forms or to assure/examine protection of trademark infringement rights.

ASMI reserves the right to free reproduction and altering of entered images in all media and the right to provide all entered images to ASMI members and promotional partners around the world for the purpose of marketing Alaska seafood products. For each entered image ASMI will have unlimited usage rights in perpetuity for all formats and in all locations.

ASMI reserves the right to cancel or suspend the contest if it is not capable of continuing as planned for any reason that is beyond the control of ASMI.

ASMI reserves the right to make modifications to the Rules. Changes made to the contest will be posted on this website in the Rules section.


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