Your Top Photos from Alianait 2015 PLUS Contest Winners!


After six full days of music, dance, and workshops, the Alianait Arts Festival is over. This year, we have been really lucky to partner with the festival team to run Alianait 2015's Instagram contest. With hundreds of photos tagged to #alianait2015 and thousands of "likes" on the selected entries, we finally have our winners - plus a bunch of other great shots. Here are your top Instagram photos from Alianait 2015, as decided by your votes.* If you're looking for new people to follow on Instagram, may we suggest this crop of favourites?

*Based on number of likes at time of posting!

10. Music and movement by @iamnatashia

9. Pita and Piu with Nanook by @kaibabe9

8. Alianait 2015 stage by @frinuk

7. Young Circumpolar Artists Collaborative by @qulaut

6. Tuktu stew by @iamsaali_

5. The softer side of the circus by @redwebbedfeet

4. Young lovers of music by @nadiamiked

3. Elijah in front of the big top by @akia_inuksuk

And in second place we have...a tie!

We have two winners for the second place prize of:

  • TWO tickets to an Alianait concert of their choice from the 2015 Concert Series (Choices: Amelia Curran in September, Joel Plaskett in October, and Diyet in November)
  • Alianait swag bag

And the runner up winners are Jordan (@jordankonek) and Barbara (@inuk.barbie)!

And our Grand Prize winner?

With an overwhelming lead, our Grand Prize winner of TWO tickets to see Joel Plaskett live in Iqaluit, a meet and greet with Joel and CD giveaway, and an Alianait swag bag is...

Virginia with this adorable photo of little Sophia absolutely captivated during Artcirq's performance.

Congratulations Virginia, Jordan, and Barbara! Please get in touch with us to claim your prizes. You can email us at, or send us a Facebook/Instagram message, or like, come up to us at the Legion. Whatever works.

Also, much love to Alianait's Heather and Kathleen for coming up with these amazing prizes, promoting the contest, and just letting us be part of the fun! Special shout out to Travis of Asukuluk, too, for being our #1 friend in tech (he made the awesome #Alianait2015 projections that were displayed above the performers).

Thanks to everyone for participating and tagging #Alianait2015. Don't forget - we're still running our weekly Nunavut Instagram contest, so follow us on Instagram and tag your Nunavut photos with #nunagram for a chance to be featured on our page.