While the 2020 Seymour Awards were postponed as a public health precaution, the nominees still shine: Visit Anchorage is proud to recognize the local entrepreneurs and organizations nominated for this year's awards.
Nominees are people and businesses making a difference in our community, the visitor industry, or Visit Anchorage programs. They provide excellent products and services, enhancing Anchorage's image as a premier destination, and we look forward to honoring and celebrating their achievements in person when the time comes.
This award recognizes a member — individual or business — with longevity, a sense of community and stewardship, and a legacy of self-sufficiency.
- Chris von Imhof
- Jose Martignon / Pangea Restaurant
- Kirk Hoessle / Alaska Wildland Adventures
- Midnight Sun Brewery
- Premier Alaska Tours
Contribution to the Community
Previously known as the Community Organization Award, this award recognizes a member or non-member business or individual who is a supporter of the visitor industry and/or elevates its public profile.
- Alaska Public Lands Information Center
- Anchorage Fur Rendezvous
- Chef Patrick Hoogerhyde / The Bridge Restaurant
- Jacob Lyon
- Shawn Idom / Hair Science
Member Contribution to Visit Anchorage
This award recognizes a member business or person for in-kind or financial sponsorship, volunteer spirit and/or staff support, and participation in Visit Anchorage projects and events
- Alpine Air Alaska
- Premier Alaska Tours
Member of the Year
This award recognizes a member business with an outstanding recent contribution and/or body of work and contributions over a period of time
- Holland America Princess / Premier Alaska Tours / Alaska Railroad (nominated as a team)
- Matt Worden / Go Hike Alaska
- Salmon Berry Travel & Tours
Sustainable Action Award
This award recognizes a member business or individual undertaking significant and measurable work to reduce the scale and impacts of climate change in Alaska — through policy changes, innovative technologies, or encouraging behavior changes in guests and staff.
- Di Whitney
- Tom Tougas / Major Marine Tours & Harbor 360 Hotel
Visitor Industry Advancement Award
This award recognizes a member business or person for innovation, new business and/or investment, industry advocacy of relevant issues, development of new products/markets, and involvement in developing educational opportunities, scholarships, and relevant issues to attract potential new businesses to the industry.
- Alaska Native Heritage Center
- Go Hike Alaska
- Hyatt Place Anchorage
Because we postponed the 2020 awards before selecting winners, this year's nominees will be considered again next year.