alaskaWILD is a prestigious annual juried photo exhibit featuring the natural beauty of Alaska and its wilderness. It is sponsored by the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers.
The main goals of alaskaWILD are to celebrate the unique beauty and wildness of Alaska, and to promote amateur and professional photographers. It is the only statewide juried exhibition solely dedicated to nature photography. Unlike many juried exhibits, the images in this exhibit are available for sale.
Each year the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers solicit images from all over the state of Alaska to be submitted for judging in five categories: Black and White, Creative, Fauna, Flora, and Landscape. A panel of judges selects approximately 30-35 images for inclusion in the year-long print exhibition that travels across Alaska. Prizes are awarded to the images the judges select for Best of Show, Best of Category, and those images worthy of honorable mention.
The exhibition travels throughout the state of Alaska. As the show travels, people viewing the exhibit have the opportunity to vote for their favorite image. The image that receives the most votes at the end of the year receives the “People’s Choice Award.” Along with the traveling print show, all selected images are promoted and sold through ASONP’s PhotoShelter site, as well as compiled into the alaskaWILD photobook.
Part of the mission of the ASONP is to promote self-improvement in the art of outdoor and nature photography, and to assist photographers in marketing and selling their work. ASONP is accomplishing its mission through alaskaWILD. Through alaskaWILD, professional, amateur and beginning photographers have the opportunity to give people around Alaska and the Lower 48 a greater appreciation of the Great Land of Alaska.
- Submission Rules
- Enter online (Members | Non-members) or print, complete and submit paper form
- Post image(s) to Dropbox
alaskaWILD 2018 Schedule
- February 9, 2018 – Entry Submission Deadline
- February 10-16, 2018 – Judging
- March 3, 2018 – Notification of Selected Photographers
- March 25, 2018 – Deadline to submit framed prints of selected images
- April 6, 2018 – Opening Reception and Awards Presentation
AlaskaWILD Helpful Hints
Past alaskaWILD Competitions
For additional information please contact the coordinators: