Alaska Beauty Photo Contest
The Alaskan winter season is a favorite time of year for many who appreciate the beauty of the land, people and places. From the Northern Lights to the traditional use of lands, Alaska is full of natural beauty.
Appreciating our lands may also benefit our well-being. It is a place where the stewards of the land, both past and present, taught us to gather, learn, and live. They also taught us that the land provides us with a cultural, spiritual, physical and social connectedness that increases our overall health and mental well-being.
ANTHC invites you to share with us a photo that provides you with connectedness, spirit and joy in your part of Alaska!
Examples to help you tell us about your submission(s):
- My culture gives beauty to my part of Alaska.
- Honoring our people is how my community gives beauty to our part of Alaska.
- Respecting the land and all of its resources provides strength to our spirit.
- My joy for family and friends bring strength, love, laughter and beauty to my part of Alaska.
The Alaska Beauty Photo Contest has two categories:
1) 24 and younger
2) 25 and over
The winner in the 24 and under category will receive a Samsung tablet and a print of their photo. The winner in the 25 and over category will receive a digital picture frame to view your own digital photo collection. The contest is open to all Alaska residents. For more information, please visit the contest rules.
When you submit your photo, make sure the photo file name ends with .jpg or it will not upload.
If you are unable to upload your photo, please email your name, age, region/community, photo and a brief statement about your image to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information and resources
If you or someone you know is in crisis or having thoughts of suicide, please talk to someone you trust, or call the Alaska Careline at 1-877-266-4357. Texting is also available from 3-11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Text “4help” and send to 839863. The Careline is here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and your calls and texts are free and completely confidential. For more information on the Careline, please visit: www.carelinealaska.com.
The ANTHC CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) team is also standing by to support your mental health and well-being. ANTHC CISM is a team of trained staff and behavioral health providers who can assist anyone receiving services in the Alaska Tribal Health System. Call 907-729-8250, or email CISMteam@anthc.org. For more information, please visit: www.anthc.org/cism.