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Annual Alaska Railroad calendar contest kicks off

The 2019 Calendar contest grand prize winner. Photo taken by David Blazejewski. (Credit: David...
The 2019 Calendar contest grand prize winner. Photo taken by David Blazejewski. (Credit: David Blazejewski/ The Alaska Railroad) (KTVF)
Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 3:48 PM AKDT
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt travel around the world, the Alaska Railroad is encouraging residents of Alaska explore the state on the train. They are also encouraging people to document their trip by taking creative photos while on the train for the chance to win cash and prizes in their annual calendar photo contest.

According to a press release from the railroad, photos can be submitted until December 6, 2020. The submission can be made on the railroad's Facebook page, or on Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #catchthetrainak.

The railroad will pick 12 finalists to use for the calendar and announce the winners around January 6, 2021. The 12 photos they select will be used in the 2022 calendar. Additionally, each selectee will receive round-trip rail fare for two.

The public will then have the chance to vote for the grand prize winner out of the 12 finalists. The grand prize winner will receive $1500, rail fare for four on the Denali Star Train, and one overnight stay for four in rooms at the Denali Bluffs Hotel.

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