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2013 Alaska Magazine Photo Contest

Thanks to all who entered this year. We will be releasing the gallery of finalists shortly.


Alaska magazine’s 2013 Annual Photo Contest begins March 1, 2013 and ends August 1, 2013. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older or have parental/guardian permission.



Photo Contest Rules

Alaska magazine’s 2013 Annual Photo Contest begins March 1, 2013 and ends August 1, 2013. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older or have parental/guardian permission.

Contest Categories:

The four contest categories are drawn from those subjects of special interest to the readers of Alaska Magazine:

  • Alaska Life - Events, objects or activities connecting Alaskans to their history, lifestyle or cultural heritage.
  • Wildlife - Animals, mammals, or fish native to Alaska.
  • Big Alaska - Scenic Alaska with or without the human element.
  • People - Celebrating life and adventure in Alaska.

Photographs must have been made by the entrant in the calendar years of 2012 or 2013. Photographs which have been obviously altered with digital enhancements or composite imaging will not be accepted. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents are acceptable. If the judges determine that a photographer has altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to disqualify it.

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to Alaska Magazine upon request. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

How to enter:

By Email:

Digital images must be in the form of email attachments addressed to: One image submission per email. For each image submitted the following information must be provided: The file name of the image. The category for which the image is intended. Appropriate photographer credit attached in metadata or in the body of the email to which the image is attached. Credit must include the photographer’s name, address, email, phone, and parental/guardian permission if applicable. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format. Contest submissions must be made at least 2,000k (2Mb) but not larger than 5,000k (5Mb).

By Mail:

Prints, slides or cd’s are acceptable as well, with the same credit information provided in metadata, typerwritten or Word document form as above. One Word Document per entry. Entrants must provide self-addressed stamped envelopes if they wish return of materials. High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable.

An example of an acceptable submission is as follows:
  • File Name: Bearinthewoods.jpg
  • Category: Wildlife
  • Photographer: Jane Doe
  • Email:
  • Phone: (907) 123.4567
  • Address: 123 Main St.
  • Bear Alley, Alaska 995XX
Mail submissions to:

Alaska Magazine
2013 Photo Contest
301 Arctic Slope Ave. #300
Anchorage, AK 99518

Entries which do not follow contest submission rules may be disallowed at the discretion of the Alaska Magazine contest judges.

Finalists may be asked to submit a high-resolution files or an original negative, print or slide. Original negatives, prints, or slides will be returned to finalists if a prepaid, addressed return envelope is provided.

By entering the contest, entrants grant Alaska Magazine a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly and all other standard Alaska Magazine purposes. Any photograph reproduced in Alaska Magazine will include a photographer credit and website listing if applicable. Alaska Magazine will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Entry deadline:

All entries must be received through by Alaska magazine by 2 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on August 1, 2013.


Judging of the annual contest will be conducted by the editors of Alaska Magazine. Winning photographs and selected finalists will be published in a Fall 2013 issue of Alaska Magazine. Decisions of the judges will be final. A grand-prize winner, four category winners and 2nd and third place category winners will be selected. Please do not contact us about the status of entries.

The 50 finalists for the reader’s choice prize will be notified of their status and will appear on our web site on or about September 1, 2013. At that time, the public can vote on our web site for one readers’ choice winner, which will be revealed online in summer 2014. The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Alaska Magazine reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. Decisions of the Alaska Magazine judges will be final. Winners must sign a release and license and will be responsible for paying any taxes they may owe on a prize.

Employees and directors of Sponsors and all of its subsidiary and related companies and the immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son, regardless of where they live) or members of their same households (whether related or not) of such employees and directors are not eligible. By entering this Contest, you agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsors, which shall be final and binding in all respects. No purchase is necessary to win, and purchasing any product will not improve your chances to win. Contest void in states where contest is not valid or allowed. Winner must accept all terms and conditions of prize to qualify.


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