Submit your photos through January 21st!
Since 1992, Sustainable San Mateo County has worked to improve the long-term health of our county’s economy, environment and social equity. Through our annual Indicators Report, we provide fact-based information and educate the community about sustainability. Now it’s your turn to help us show what healthy, sustainable living looks like in San Mateo County by entering SSMC’s Photo Contest. Send us your best pictures for each of these award categories:
- Environment (sustainable agriculture or gardens, parks, open space and trails, healthy streams and waterways, flora and fauna)
- Economy (transportation, jobs, green businesses and buildings, green energy)
- Social Equity: (healthy lifestyle behaviors, education, diverse neighborhoods and areas, thriving downtowns)
Up to three (3) Winners will:
- Have your photo(s) on the cover of 2014 Indicators print materials and website
- Win TWO tickets to the Annual Awards Dinner on April 3, 2014!
Runners-up may have their photo featured inside the Indicators Report or on an SSMC website.
Submit your photo(s) using the form below by January 21, 2014. Winners will be notified by email by February 15, 2014. The submitted photo should be no larger than 2MB, although winners may be requested to provide higher-resolution images for production purposes.
THE IMPORTANT RULES
(1) Each submission consists of one or more digital photos no larger than 2MB taken in San Mateo County by the entrant, a brief description of each photo, entrant’s first and last name, email, phone number, and city of residence submitted through the online form by January 21, 2014.
(2) At least one and up to three winners will have one or more of their photos featured in part or full on the cover of the 2014 Indicators print materials and/or website AND will receive two tickets each to the Annual Awards Dinner on April 3, 2014. Runners-up may have their photo featured inside the Indicators Report or on an SSMC website. Winners will be notified by February 15, 2014 and will be asked to provide original photo(s) and any model release forms.
THE LEGAL RULES
(3) By entering the contest, entrants agree that they have the rights to the photos and transfer those rights to Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC). Entrants grant SSMC, its representatives and employees, the absolute right and royalty-free, unrestricted license to publish, copyright, and use, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed for standard SSMC purposes.
(4) For a photo in which a person is recognizable, winners and runners-up must secure a model release form from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to SSMC.
(5) Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. SSMC will not be required to pay consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
(6) Submissions may not contain material that, in the sole discretion of the Judges, violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including copyright, are not eligible.
(7) SSMC reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion.
For more information please write to photos [at] sustainablesanmateo.org
Photo Contest Entry Form
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.