Photo Contest

The SSMC photo contest was started in 2012 and runs every fall to select cover images for the following year’s Indicators Report. Check back later or sign up for our e-news to be notified of the next round!

2014 Winners
2013 Winners


Congratulations to the 2014 Photo Contest Winners: Dave Bockhaus, Mary Cicalese, Leonard Martin Hughet and Mitch Reid!

Dave Bockhaus - Genentech gRide Bicycles ready for use – gRide is a free bike-sharing program for use around Genentech campus in South San Francisco

Mary Cicalese - This photo was taken at East Palo Alto Charter School in East Palo Alto. Susty Kids, Inc. provides in school and after school enrichment programs for EPACS. This photo was one that was taken during the Susty Kids “Take the Compost Challenge” session during lunchtime. The children learned the ABCs of composting, created lists of “goodies” and “non goodies”, dug holes and filled each hole with goodies (compostable) and nongoodies (things that they believed would not break down) and created signs for their science experiment. East Palo Alto Charter School’s 31 Susty Kids will “unveil” their findings and compare what actually happened to their proclaimed hypotheses on Earth Day 2014!

Leonard Martin Hughet - Spring flowers at Mori Point 2013

Mitch Reid - SamTrans Bus and Tom Lantos Tunnel, South Portals Highway 1


Congratulations to the 2013 Photo Contest Winners!
Congratulations to Philippe Cohen, Mary Knuckles, Matt Jacobs, and Michael Carl for winning our 2013 Indicators Photo Contest and big special thanks to everyone who submitted. The winners’ 5 photos represent sustainability in San Mateo County through economy, environment, and social equity.

Philippe S. Cohen – South face of the Leslie Shao-ming Sun Field Station, winner of the 2004 RecycleWorks green building award. Photo taken from Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.

Michael Carl – Commerical fishing boats docked at Pillar Point Harbor in San Mateo County. Pillar Point Harbor is home port to a vital commercial fishing industry.

Mary Knuckles – Public transit to the farmers market.

Michael Carl – The rugged coastline along the Cowell-Prisima Trail on the San Mateo County Coast. The Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trail runs for approximately three miles along coastal bluffs just south of Half Moon Bay. The trail offers spectacular views of the ocean and the gently sloping foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Matt Jacobs – Volunteers planting native species along Centennial Way recreation trail in South San Francisco. As part of Kaiser Permanente’s Martin Luther King Day of Service, volunteers cleaned the multi-use trail and made esthetic improvements to the area. Kaiser Permanente has supported Martin Luther King Day volunteer events in Redwood City, South San Francisco and throughout Northern California for the past 8 years.

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From the 2014 Indicators Report

22 percent of adults in the county are considered obese

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‟Sustainable development is...development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of further generations to meet their own needs.”—World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987