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Commercial Fishing Photo Contest

2022 Commercial Fishing Photo Contest

Entry submission: June 1 – September 30

About the Contest

Keep your camera ready this summer as you head off to fish, ASMI’s annual Commercial Fishing Photo Contest is open to submissions June 1st through September 30th!

The categories this year include: “Best action shot,” “Best catch,” “The family that fishes together,” “Best scenic,” “Best boat,” “Fishing lifestyle & communities,” and new this year, “Best #AlaskaSeafoodHacks,” a category designed to showcase favorite galley tips and ways to prepare Alaska seafood. Also new to the contest this year is the opportunity to submit short video clips!

First, second and third place winners of each category will be awarded $200, $100, and $50, respectfully, along with Alaska Seafood branded swag packages. In addition, photos will be used in ASMI marketing activities around the world and shared with the Alaska seafood industry to promote Alaska seafood.

We’re so excited to see everyone’s unique experiences and perspectives of Alaska seafood!

Have fun and good luck!


Photo & Video Submission

Terms & Conditions


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 ASMI’s Commercial Fishing Photo Contest rules and agrees their entry complies with all requirements set out in the rules. Participants are also responsible for making sure entries comply with their local laws. This contest is void where prohibited. All photos must depict Alaska waters and commercially harvested Alaska seafood species.

Editing and Adjusting Your Images

You may adjust and edit your image(s)/video(s) to optimize the visuals. Aspects such as cropping, brightness, contrast, and color balance can all be adjusted. Color and black and white media can be submitted. Image(s)/video(s) with overlaying watermarks or captions is not permissible.

Judging Information

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.” 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 following the close of the contest.


ASMI neither assumes nor bears any responsibility for any form or type of loss, damage, or injury incurred as a result of participating in ASMI’s Commercial Fishing Photo Contest and receiving of awards and/or prizes. Content of all images/videos 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/videos, each entrant assures that all media is 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.

There is no submission limit of photos/videos. Participants can enter photos in any and all of the categories so long as they abide by the contest rules. If a participant would like to enter more photos than spaces available on the submission form, the page will need to be refreshed and a new entry form submitted.

Right to Cancel

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.

Changes to Rules

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

Reproduction and Usage Rights

ASMI reserves the right to free reproduction and altering of all photo/video submissions. ASMI obtains the right to share photo/video submissions with Alaska seafood industry members, and promotional partners around the world for the purpose of marketing Alaska seafood products. For each entered image/video, ASMI will have unlimited usage rights in perpetuity for all formats and in all locations. When a photo/video is submitted to the ASMI Commercial Fishing Photo Contest it immediately becomes considered an ASMI asset, which can be used by any person, partner or business to whom ASMI grants permission. Permission is granted through a separate legal agreement of usage terms and conditions, which can be found at the ASMI Terms and Conditions.

2021 First Place Winners

Photo Contest 7

Alaska Lifestyle

Allan Mathisen , "Morning commute"
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Photo Contest 8

Best Action

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Photo Contest 12

Best Scenic

Jessica Hahnlen, "Sitka sundown"
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Photo Contest 11

Best Fish

Paisley Wortman, "Pre Pikes Place"
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Photo Contest 10

Best Family

Timothy Capo, "Future deckboss in training"
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Photo Contest 9

Best Boat

Brynn Tennyson, "Heading out for the opener"
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Photo Contest 14

Tell me you're a fisherman without telling me you're a fisherman

Kinsey Justa, "If you're happy and you know it raise your crabs"
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Photo Contest 13

Life on a Boat

Allan Mathisen, "Endurance"
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