Seattle, April 30, 2017 – Russia’s Yakutia Airlines has announced the prize winners of its 2017 Alaska Photo Contest. The winning photos were selected from more than 120 images submitted by photographers from Alaska and other US states. The photo contest was organized by InterPacific Aviation and Marketing, Inc./AirRussia.US – Yakutia Airlines’ representative office in North America – and was aimed at promoting Alaska among Russian and other international tourists as a world-class destination.
Regional Director Mark Dudley of InterPacific Aviation and Marketing, Inc./AirRussia.US: “We’d like to thank each and every photographer who participated in this contest. Alaska and the Russian Far East are geographically close and share a common climate, history and cultural heritage, but the regions are nevertheless isolated from each other by the challenges of transportation and politics. The work of these photographers helps to build a bridge of understanding, and forge closer people-to-people ties. We are pleased with the many fine contributions to the contest, and we look forward to this becoming an annual event”.
The contest invited submissions in five categories: Nature & Outdoors, Heritage & Culture, Local People & Faces, Leisure & Relaxation, and Food & Drink.
The first place winner of the 2017 Alaska Photo Contest is Nathaniel Wilder with his winning photo “Native Iñupiaq Eskimo woman and her son in the Arctic”. The photo was taken at Point Hope, Alaska. Nathaniel Wilder will receive two, free roundtrip air tickets from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky or Yakutsk, Russia on Yakutia Airlines.
Other prize winners include:
Deborah Lawton and her winning photo “Inupiaq Woman” taken in Noatak, Alaska. She will receive two discounted roundtrip air tickets from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky or Yakutsk on Yakutia Airlines.
Daryl Leach and his winning photo “Bears feeding on whale” taken at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. He will receive two discounted roundtrip air tickets from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky or Yakutsk on Yakutia Airlines.
Bill Starr and his winning photo Colony Glacier, Alaska. He will receive two discounted roundtrip air tickets from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky or Yakutsk on Yakutia Airlines.
All winning photographs will be published on the AirRussia.US website and promoted through our social media channels.
All winners will be contacted shortly regarding their prizes.
We would also like to acknowledge the following works:
InterPacific Aviation and Marketing, Inc . (IPAM – Seattle, USA) represents Yakutia Airlines in North America, and provides travel, air cargo, and promotional services. IPAM specializes in travel between North America and the Russian Far East.
InterPacific Aviation and Marketing, Inc./AirRussia.US
2211 Elliott Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121, Tel: (206) 443-1614 www.AirRussia.US, email@example.com