Downtown Anchorage seen with the Alaska Range to the north.
Ken Graham

The 2020 Seymour Award Nominees

Friday, July 24, 2020

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.

All-Alaskan Award

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.