27th Alaska Symphony of Seafood

27th Alaska Symphony of Seafood

The Alaska Symphony of Seafood (ASOS) is an annual competition for new commercial-ready products made from Alaska seafood. The goals for the Symphony are to encourage value-added product development, maximize the value of the resource and diversify markets for Alaska seafood. Each product entered in the competition is grouped into one of four categories: Retail, Foodservice, Beyond the Plate and Beyond the Egg. Awards are given to the first, second and third place products in each category, in addition to three other awards: Grand Prize, Seattle People’s Choice, and Juneau People’s Choice. AFDF partners with ASMI, UFA and NWFA to host events in Seattle, WA, and Juneau, AK. The winners receive booth space and air travel to the Seafood Expo North America (SENA, Boston Seafood Show), and are entered into the new products contest, Seafood Excellence Awards (SEA), which will provide Alaska’s winners with additional international recognition. Find out more information about the ASOS here.

This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Alaska Symphony of Seafood. The series of Symphony events will kick off mid-November in Seattle where judges will taste, deliberate and score all the product entries. Evaluations will be based on the products’ packaging and presentation, overall eating experience, price and potential for commercial success. The Call for Product will be released soon – stayed tuned! Entry forms and fees will be due in October. All information will be available at AFDF’s website.

Above: Benefactor, Maestro and Concertmaster level sponsors.

Symphony Sponsorship

Sponsorship of the ASOS is essential in order to continue to promote the innovative new products the seafood industry has to offer. Sponsorship offers companies networking
and promotional opportunities in Alaska, Seattle, Boston and across the nation. Sponsorship also offers businesses a venue to promote themselves and their services to the Alaska seafood industry which has an economic output of over $5 billion in Alaska and sales of $52 billion nationally. For the past twenty-six years, the Symphony has received tremendous support from the entire seafood supply chain, which demonstrates that this event is important to many businesses connected to the industry. Sponsorships can be tailored to your needs and sponsorship levels range from $250 to over $10,000. Your support and sponsorship will continue this important event and help create more value for all from Alaska Seafood.