Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation Announces Dates of Alaska Symphony of Seafood in 2016
Deadline for Entry is January 8th
WRANGELL, Alaska (Monday, January 4, 2016) — Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) announced the dates of the Alaska Symphony of Seafood events in 2016. The Seattle event, including the judging, will be held on February 10th, the Juneau Legislative Reception will be held on February 16th and the Award Ceremony in Anchorage will be held on February 19th.
As announced in December, the Call for Product for the Alaska Symphony of Seafood in 2016 is available at AFDF’s website: http://www.afdf.org/symphony‐of‐seafood/. Entry forms and fees are due by January 8, 2016.
A new category was introduced this year called Beyond the Egg and will broadly include products made with roe or uni, such as jarred ikura, herring roe‐on‐kelp, uni paste, or others. The Beyond the Egg category will join Beyond the Plate, which was a new category in 2015 and broadly includes products with seafood byproducts.
Each product entered in the competition is grouped into one of four categories: Retail, Foodservice, Beyond the Plate, or Beyond the Egg. Product entries are then individually evaluated by a panel of expert judges during a private judging session. Evaluations are based on the product’s packaging and presentation, overall eating/consumer experience, price and potential for commercial success. First, second, third and grand prize winners will be awarded, as well as the People’s Choice from each promotional event. In March, the first place winners will be given an opportunity to display their winning products at Seafood Expo North America in Boston.