Alaska Congressman Don Young announced, “Picturesque Alaska,” his initiative to showcase Alaskan photographers of all experience levels on the congressman’s official social media channels as part of a virtual photo exhibit.
Throughout the remainder of the year, Young will use his social media accounts to highlight original photos taken by photographers who call Alaska home.
Photos may be of nature, architecture, cultural and community events, or of any other subject matter that spotlights the unique beauty found in Alaska. Submission instructions can be found below.
“In Congress, I have been a steadfast supporter of the arts and humanities. As a medium, photography allows us to capture still images of daily life and preserve them for future generations to enjoy and learn from,” Young said in a press release.
Attach your photo (your original work) in an email and send it to [email protected]
In the email, please include the following:
- The photographer’s name and where in Alaska they are from.
- The subject(s) and location of the photo. If the photo’s subjects are people, ensure you have their permission to submit the photograph.
- The date of the photo.
- A short description (no more than 5-8 sentences) of the picture, how it was taken, and how it captures the spirit of Alaska.
By submitting a photograph, you agree to allow the Office of Congressman Don Young to use it on social media with attribution to the original photographer.
Young has represented Alaska in Congress since 1973. In March, he will have served for 50 years in Congress.