Now Accepting Logo Designs for the 2018 Mount Marathon Race

The Seward Chamber of Commerce and Mount Marathon Race Committee is pleased to announce our 2018 logo contest for the 91st Annual Mount Marathon Race!

Designing the race logo is a great way to become forever associated with one of Alaska’s most iconic events. See our gallery of previous logo designs here, including the 2017 design by master artist Liza McElroy.

The winning design will be printed on the race finisher and volunteer t-shirts, finisher patches and local retail materials, as well as being widely used for event promotion. The winning designer will also receive a $200 cash prize!

How to Enter the Contest

Important dates

  • The contest begins on November 1, 2017
  • Submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2018
  • Winners will be announced in mid-February via email,, and the Seward Chamber of Commerce’s social media channels

In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by our judges, all entries must be:

  • Submitted directly to Jen Leahy at
  • Submitted in their original source file (a scalable, vector format such as .ai or .eps).
  • Submitted as a high resolution .pdf with 300 dpi or higher.

Logo Requirements

  • Theme: To best convey the unique nature of the Mount Marathon Race, the logo design must include a mountain theme.
  • Language: The design MUST include the following words or phrases:
    • Mount Marathon Race
    • 91st Running
    • Seward, Alaska
  • Color: The design may include a maximum of four colors. There are no limitations on the specific colors. The logo must look professional in color and black and white.
  • Integrity: Logos cannot contain copyrighted material. Logos must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). Logos may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published. Must be easily reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting.

Contest Details

  • One winning logo design will be selected by the Mount Marathon Race Committee.
  • Contestants agree that the Seward Chamber of Commerce may publish their logo and name(s) and may use both for advertising campaigns and/or marketing materials in the future.
  • Contestants assign all ownership rights, including all intellectual property rights to the logo, to the Mount Marathon Race and Seward Chamber of Commerce.
  • The Mount Marathon Race Committee and Seward Chamber of Commerce may alter, modify or revise the winning logo as necessary for its intended use.
  • The Mount Marathon Race Committee reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.  

Prize: The winning designer will receive $200!

Deadline: Wednesday, January 31 at 11:59 pm AK.

Contact Jen Leahy at the Seward Chamber of Commerce with any questions: 907.224.8051 or

Are Heat Pumps Right For Your Business?

Join the Seward Sustainable Energy Group, Seward Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and AVTEC for a free workshop about the potential of heat pumps in Seward.

If you have a refrigerator, then you probably know more about heat pumps than you think!

According to, “For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer.

During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.”

Our free workshop will teach you about heat pump theory, economics and lessons learned to date. Visit a few installations and one in progress. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Joining our local heating experts will be Bruce Manclark, a nationally recognized leader in energy efficiency and technical training. A professional installer of new heating and cooling systems since 1996, Bruce offers a comprehensive understanding of proper HVAC system installation.

WHAT:   “Are Heat Pumps Right for You and Your Business?
WHEN:    Saturday, November 18 from 1-5 pm
WHERE: AVTEC Port Avenue Campus, 808 Port Ave
COST:      Free

This workshop is limited to a maximum of 20 participants. To register, contact the Seward Chamber of Commerce at 224-8051 or

Nominations Open for Seward’s Community Awards

Help us celebrate Seward’s outstanding community members! The Seward Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the following awards:

  • Person of the Year: Resident of Alaska for at least 10 years. Active in community or civic affairs.  
  • Business Person of the Year: A Seward Chamber of Commerce member who has stimulated economic development in Seward through business activity and exemplifies professional excellence in business and/or their profession.  
  • Business Site Improvement: A Seward Chamber of Commerce  member who has enhanced or remodeled their place of business.

Winners will be announced at the Community Awards Dinner on January 19, 2018 at the Seward Resort. Click here to read about last year’s event and awards winners.

Submit a Nomination

Contact Cindy Clock at the Seward Chamber of Commerce with any questions: 907.224.8051 or