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Anchorage Centennial Legacy Projects

The Alaska Humanities Forum in conjunction with the Anchorage Centennial Committee has announced the selection of three Anchorage-based media teams to produce legacy projects commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of Alaska's largest city.

* Flip Todd Communications was selected to produce a book chronicling the history of Anchorage written by lifelong Alaskan and award-winning author Charles Wohlforth.

* Alaska Video Postcards, Inc. was selected to produce a feature-length documentary film commemorating the Anchorage Centennial, to be reported and written by Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist John Larson.

* Alaska Channel, a specialty media company that created and operates the widely downloaded Alaska App, was selected to produce a web app and interactive online archive to document and promote the Anchorage Centennial.

"The Alaska Humanities Forum looks forward to helping realize these dynamic creative visions for engaging a wide array of Alaskans in commemorating the history of Anchorage's first 100 years," said Alaska Humanities Forum President and CEO Nina Kemppel.

"The Anchorage Centennial Legacy Projects are designed to connect community members to the Anchorage Centennial through the complimentary platforms of print, film and online media," said Susan Duck, Director of the Anchorage Centennial. "I invite everyone to share their stories with us and to be a part of the Anchorage Centennial."

All three Anchorage Centennial Legacy Projects will be completed and made public in summer 2014.

The projects were selected at the conclusion of a competitive process that began with an open call for Requests for Proposals.

Selection committee members included members of the Anchorage Centennial Committee, Alaska Humanities Forum staff, representatives of other grant-making organizations, and Alaska experts in book publishing, broadcast journalism, filmmaking and app development.

"We are extremely excited that the Anchorage Centennial Legacy Projects have been awarded," said Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan.  "I am confident that the very best proposals were selected. This is an important milestone as we move towards the July 2015 anniversary."

For more information on the Anchorage Centennial please visit anchoragecentennial.org.

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