BBRSDA Photo Contest

Think you’ve got a good photo that can help market Bristol Bay salmon? Submit it! Win!

There are six categories that you can enter a photo into the contest under. The top 5 photos in each category will win $100, the first place photo in each category will win an additional $150, and the most popular photo among all categories will win 30,000 Alaska Air miles! Photos will be judged on quality and how well the photograph will help BBRSDA market Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon.

  • People with Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon
    Portraits of fishermen (a term which includes fisherwomen in our fishery) holding or posing with beautiful sockeye in the fishery’s natural setting, but please no blood

  • Fishing with Mates, Friends, and Family
    Fishermen working solo, with others, boat life, beach life, or cannery life

  • Focus on Sockeye
    Bright fish, schools of fish underwater, beautiful fillets, close-ups, smoked fish, anything else that is sockeye-centric and focused on the fish

  • Kids and Animals
    Photos of kids participating in the commercial fishery, helping with the fishing operation, or general pictures of kids and animals that tell a story about Bristol Bay as a place

  • Legacy Photos (from back “in the day”)
    We LOVE old or vintage photos of this historic fishery... just make sure it’s a high quality scan

  • Scenic & Place
    Bristol Bay is a beautiful place with rich history and we love photos showing either aspect

To Enter: email photos (with or without categories specified) and your contact info to:

The contest is open until October 12, 2019. Winners will be announced at the Pacific Marine Expo. Winners need not be present to receive their prize. Photos will be judged by a panel of BBRSDA staff, board members, and our advertising agency (Rising Tide Communications). BBRSDA staff, board, and their family are not eligible to win prizes.

Helpful Hints:

  • The photo contest is open to both professional and amateur photographers.

  • The BBRSDA seeks to enhance the value of Bristol Bay’s Sockeye Salmon through compelling photography of the fishery 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.

  • 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, however images may not have any watermarks or captions on them.

  • 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 Bristol Bay Sockeye! 

  • The more the merrier! There is no limit to the number of photos each person can submit! 

  • The original images should be high enough resolution to be printed. 

  • Images taken on any camera or camera phone will definitely be accepted (just make sure your lens is clean!), however if the image is not a reasonable quality, we may not be able to print them in future publications. 

  • Want some tips for snapping a compelling photo… check out this link.

  • Don’t be afraid to leave negative space in some photos or portraits. If the subject takes up the whole shot, it might be a great picture but there is no room to add text. For a portrait, you can achieve this by focusing on a person’s face/eye, then repositioning your subject in the shot.

  • Uploaded images should (ideally) be in jpg file format. 

Official Rules

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) neither assumes nor bears any responsibility for any form or type of loss, damage, or injury incurred as a result of participating in the BBRSDA 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 BBRSDA to obtain model and/or property release forms or to assure/examine protection of trademark infringement rights.

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

BBRSDA 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 BBRSDA. BBRSDA reserves the right to make modifications to the Rules. Changes made to the contest will be posted on this web page in the Official Rules section.