NSAA Photo Contest

The 2021-22 NSAA Photo Contest Voting is now OPEN!

The Voting Deadline is July 20, 2022. The contest is open to all NSAA Members, 1 vote per category.

The categories are:

  • Racing
  • Touring/Backcountry
  • Jumping
  • Kids on Skis
  • Grooming/Groomed Trails
  • Biathlon
  • Fun Ski Events
  • Recreational/Casual Skiing

Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place selections in each category, as well as a grand prize overall winner. Winners also will be featured in the annual NSAA calendar and in an issue of the Alaska Nordic Skier Newsletter.

Official Rules:
  1. Photos will be accepted between April 1-June 30, 2022

  2. Please click the application button at the top of the screen, fill out the application, and submit your application and photos to the submission page before 5 pm June 30, 2022.

  3. File format should be JPG and size should be between 0.05 MB and 5MB.

  4. Contest is open to all Alaska Nordic ski club members. Entrants may submit 3 images per category.

  5. All photos submitted may be showcased on NSAA website, in the NSAA newsletter, on the NSAA Facebook page, in the NSAA calendar, and for any other NSAA promotional materials.

  6.  Results to be announced on the NSAA website and published in the Nov. issue of Alaska Nordic Skier.

  7. Winning entries will receive prizes and will be featured in the annual NSAA calendar.

  8. Prizes awarded to First, Second, and Third Place winners in each category, as well as a Grand Prize overall winner

  9. Basic enhancement of photos is allowed including cropping, minor color enhancement, and contrast or brightness. Obvious photo manipulation is not allowed including morphing, polarization, composite, or multiple images.

  10. You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit, including ownership if applicable, other than those rights licensed in the next sentence. We will make every effort to credit your photo any time it is used.

  11. By submitting your photo to our NSAA Photo Contest, you hereby grant to NSAA (i) a nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, and publicly perform the photographs you submit to NSAA, and (ii) the right to use your name, city, state, and country of residence in promotions and other publications.

  12. If you have questions, concerns, or comments please contact Valerie Winter at events@anchoragenordicski.com or 907-992-0110.

Thank you to our NSAA Photo Contest Sponsor, Alaska Mountaineering & Hiking!




2020-21 Contest Winners:


Overall Winner: Aurora Nights by Mike Still



1st: Snowy Tunnel by Russel Hood

2nd: Snowy Sprint by Julie Hood

3rd: On the Trail by Scott Broadwell/AWS Racer by Russell Hood


1st: Aurora Nights by Mike Still

2nd: Skiers Paradise by Joe Kurtak

3rd: Ski Tips in the Sun by Joan Darnell

Kids on Skis

1st: Intro to Skijoring by Keith Conger

2nd: Cheering Squad by Calisa Kastning

3rd: Buddy System by Ambrosia Romig/Toothless Finisher by Calisa Kastning

Groomed Trails

1st: Sunset Ski by Julie Hood

2nd: Morning Sun Dog by Julie Hood

3rd: Fresh Corduroy by Julie Hood

Fun Ski Events

1st: Early Season Time Trial by Russel Hood

2nd: Classic Skier by Joan Darnell

3rd: Wooden Ski Classic Multiple Generation Finishers by Calisa Kastning

Rec/Casual Skiing

1st: Crust Days by Helen Wilson

2nd: Ptarmigan Ptrouble by Julie Hood

3rd: Spring Crust Adventure by Russel Hood/Bering Sea Skijor by Keith Conger


1st: The Moose are Armed! by Sarah Wilson

2nd: Steady Aim by Chantal Davis

3rd: Lucky #7 by Chantal Davis/ Young Biathletes by Julie Hood


1st: Small Hills Competition by Reuben Vetsch

2nd: Clear for Takeoff by Reuben Vetsch

3rd: Preparing for Takeoff by JR Patee

Grand Prize Winner! 2020-21 contest: "Aurora Nights" by Mike Still

2020-21 Winning Photos: