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UAS Alumni and Friends Photo Contest

What does College Virtual Learning Look Like? Show us your best virtual learning picture.

The University of Alaska Office of Development & Alumni Relations is pleased to announce its first ever UAS Alumni and Friends Photo Contest.

Please review this page in its entirety for all contest information, including, but not limited to: eligibility, categories, submission requirements, voting procedures, prizes, and unveiling.


To participate in this contest, you simply need to be a friend, supporter, current or former student of the University of Alaska Southeast. General interest is sufficient, no formal connection to UAS is necessary.


  • What does College Virtual Learning Look Like? Show us your best virtual learning picture.
  • The Beauty of Southeast Alaska. Capture Southeast Alaska’s beauty in one picture.
  • What UAS Looks to You. Capture an image that represents UAS through your eyes.

Selection Criteria

Winning entries from each category will be selected by a panel of judges composed of Alumni Board members and photographers.

Judges will be looking for photos that:

  • Display a mastery of technical skills
  • Convey a strong sense of place
  • Express cross-cultural experiences
  • Fit each category

Submission Guidelines

All entries must be submitted on or before 11:59pm, April 10th, 2021. Late submissions and repeat entries will not be accepted. The entries must be submitted as .jpeg or .png files via email with the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • Photo category
  • Title of photo
  • Location of photo
  • Brief description of photo

Other Submission Conditions

By entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are the sole author, creator, and owner of the photos; (ii) except for material used by permission, none of the intellectual property rights in the photos, or any portion thereof, has been assigned or transferred to anyone; (iii) the photos do not violate any applicable laws; and (iv) the photos do not infringe upon or violate intellectual property rights or privacy rights held by any third person or party. You expressly acknowledge that this photograph is your property, the people in your photo are aware of the photograph's existence and have no objection to the photo being shared for the purposes of this contest.

The University of Alaska Southeast will retain all entered photos, but only for the purposes of displaying winning photos for future University of Alaska Southeast Alumni Newsletters, UAS Website, and 2021 annual auction. Otherwise, submitted photos will not be used for any other purpose that would benefit the University. You as the photographer are the copyright holder and you retain your rights/ownership to your photograph(s).

The University reserves the right to refuse to display or use any photos in its sole discretion. The University also reserves the right at any time during and after the Contest to remove or disqualify any photographs when it believes in its sole discretion that the entrant has: (i) infringed any third party's copyright or privacy rights; (ii) failed to comply with these Contest terms; or (iii) failed to obtain the necessary consents. The University of Alaska Southeast specifically reserves the right to amend or change these terms and conditions at any time for any reason. The University of Alaska Southeast will communicate any such changes on its website.


The winner of each category will receive a $150.00 prepaid gift card and a runner-up prize of $75.00. The winners will be displayed at the UAS Alumni Association annual (virtual) auction and upcoming monthly newsletter that go out to UAS Alumni Association members as well as the UAS Development & Alumni Relations Office webpage.