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  • Friday, September 23, 2022
  • ACEP Photo Wins Second Place in National Competition

Amanda Byrd, the chief storyteller at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, is among the winners of the Navigating the New Arctic photo contest.

Byrd earned second place for a photo taken in Kongiganak during her first ACEP storytelling assignment in 2017. It shows children running along a boardwalk in the village with the community’s 475 kw wind farm in the distance.

Navigating the New Arctic projects are funded by the National Science Foundation. They address challenges in the rapidly changing Arctic by documenting the region’s rapid biological, physical, chemical and social changes. 

More information about the NNA photo contest, including the winning entries, is available here.


Children run along a boardwalk in Kongiganak Alaska with the community's 475 kw wind farm in the distance. Photo by Amanda Byrd.