October 6 Deadline Set for Alaska Symphony of Seafood Entries

Entries are due by October 6 for the 25th annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition, with gala events set for November in Seattle, Wash. and February in Juneau, Alaska.

The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation announced on September 5 that entries would be accepted in the retail, food service, beyond the plate and beyond the egg categories, with the last two reserved for products made with seafood byproducts or roe.

All entries must be market ready and already in commercial production.

Each entry will be evaluated by a panel of judges, based on packaging and presentation, overall eating experience, price and potential for commercial success.

Prizes for first, second and third place are to be awarded in each category, along with a grand prize winner and People’s Choice award winners in both locations.

First place winners will get complimentary booth space and free airfare to and from the Seafood Expo North America in Boston, March 11-13, 2018, the industry’s biggest domestic event of the year.They will also be entered into new products competition held during the expo.

Judging and open house events are scheduled for November 15 in Seattle and tentatively for February 27 in Juneau, where the Juneau Legislative Reception will be co-hosted by United Fishermen of Alaska.

All entry information is available online at http://www.afdf.org/symphony-of-seafood/