Denali at 100, A Living Legacy Photo Contest

WINNERS - Denali at 100, A Living Legacy Photo Contest

12/1/2017 UPDATE – Photos have moved to the final round of judging, and the winning photos will be announced by December 31st. 

The Ted Stevens Foundation, with support from the Denali National Park Service is pleased to announce that entries for the Denali at 100, A Living Legacy Photo Contest will be accepted between September 15, 2017 through October 15, 2017 at 4pm AKST.

Throughout his 40 years of service in the U.S. Senate, Senator Ted Stevens was committed to balancing conservation of Alaska’s public lands with traditional uses and access. The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, known as ANILCA, created over 104 million acres of conservation system units, including 54 million acres of land managed by the National Park Service that are accessible for a variety of recreational uses. This monumental piece of legislation is a testament to Senator Ted Stevens’ lifelong commitment to ensuring public access for all people.

This year, we honor Senator Ted Stevens’ legacy by celebrating Denali National Park and Preserve’s milestone 100th birthday through the inspiring lens of photography.


The five contest categories are drawn from those subjects of special interest to the Ted Stevens Foundation.

(Grand Prize Winner) The Ted Stevens Conservation Award

The grand prize winner of the Ted Stevens Conservation Award should portray images that depict the spirit of ANILCA by highlighting the balance where Native Alaskans, Alaskan Native Traditions, public use and access, development, and conversation all come together.

Wildlife – Animals, mammals, or fish native to Alaska in the park.

Scenic – Photos emphasizing the landscape and scenery of Alaska with or without the human element in the park.

Denali View – Images of the mountain as the main focus, highlighting its magnitude in the park.

People in Park – Images the capture the spirit of exploring the wilderness in the park.


The preferred method of entry for the photo contest is on Instagram with the following tags on Instgram #TedStevensFoundation, #denalinps, #AlaskanoftheCentury and #k2aviation. The second option for submitting your photo is through the Ted Stevens Foundation website (Insert link) with your name, email, phone, and zip code included in the submission.


  1. Photographs must have been made by the entrant in the calendar years of 2016 or 2017.
  2. All entries received on Instgram must be tagged with ALL of the following the hashtags #TedStevensFoundation, #denalinps, #AlaskanoftheCentury, and #k2aviation.
  3. Only one submission per person, per category is allowed.


Eligibility The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. All categories will accept entries captured with any digital device, including smartphones.

File Size In order to be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, edited for web, at least 2,000 pixels wide and no larger than 5 MB. Photo contest images are judged on computer screens, which have a maximum resolution of 72dpi. Please retain a high-resolution version of your photograph(s) in your personal files. You will need to have a higher-resolution image on hand, a minimum of 300 dpi and 3,000 pixels on the longest side, to be considered in the final rounds of the contest. Cell phone or iPhone photographs are exempt from this size requirement, but must be submitted at their highest resolution.

Photo Release For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to Ted Stevens Foundation upon request. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

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    The Grand Prize winner of the Ted Stevens Conversation Award category will have their photo displayed in the United State Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Grand Prize winner will also receive one Hike & Fly Tour Package from K2 Aviation, and train tickets to Denali National Park donated by the Alaska Railroad Corp. 

    The top eight category winners will receive one flight seeing package (The Denali Experience) from our proud sponsor, K2 Aviation, along with having the winning photographs be prominently displayed inside the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport which sees 5 million passengers annually.

    Winning entries will be featured on both the Ted Stevens Foundation website and on the Denali National Park Service social media platforms with a combined reach of over 85K followers, in addition to any earned media features.


    All entries must be received through The Ted Stevens Foundation Website ‎ or tagged on Instgram with the required hashtags by 4 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on October 15th, 2017.

    Judging of the contest will be conducted by The Ted Stevens Foundation and representatives from Denali National Park. Decisions of the judges will be final. Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, and responsiveness to the prompt. The judges will select two winners from each category; one amateur and one professional, along with one Grand Prize winner of the “ted Stevens” award, a total of nine finalists. The Ted Stevens Foundation will notify the winner via the contact information provided at the time of entry, and may

    For questions, clarifications or press inquiries please email Photo Contest Coordinator, Terranova Tasker at