The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation has adopted the grassroots campaign Live. Work. Play., a initiative that exists in several other cities as a way to improve living standards in each community.
AEDC is measuring how current standards compare with those cities and looking for areas that need improvement. In the meantime, AEDC is sponsoring a film competition highlighting how people live, work and play in Anchorage.
The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Jan. 18. Entries must be no longer than 5 minutes, feature the words “Live. Work. Play.” (spoken or written) and must be filmed in the Anchorage area (Eagle River and Girdwood included). Participants can drop off a DVD copy of the film at the AEDC office in Peterson Tower, 510 L St., Suite 603.
Screening and judging will take place 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at Anchorage Museum, and each entry will be posted on aedcweb.com. A $50 gift certificate to Orso/Glacier Brewhouse will go to a People’s Choice winner. The grand prize includes two tickets on the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Seward, two tickets to the Sealife Center, two tickets to the Anchorage Opera performance of “Macbeth” and two tickets to the sold-out economic forecast luncheon with speaker Steve Forbes where the film will also be screened.
For more info, visit aedcweb.com.