The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space has announced the 12th Annual Photo Contest. All individuals, despite age, geography, and any other demography are eligible to participate. This year’s 2021 competition has been kindly sponsored by Open Space. Applications are now open for this exciting competition attracting talents from across the world. So, if you are a photographer who loves to take beautiful pictures of flora and fauna, then this opportunity is the right fit for you.
The “12th Annual Photo Contest” is an initiative of the Midpen to encourage more and more people to work towards conserving our wildlife. Wildlife conservation is critical in order to conserve vulnerable plant and animal populations as well as their natural habitats. The primary priority is to protect ecosystems so that future generations of animals, as well as humans, will benefit from them.
By maintaining a linked greenbelt of more than 65,000 acres of public open space, Midpen lets plants, animals, and people flourish in the greater Santa Cruz Mountains area. From bay wetlands to redwood forests and coastal grasslands, these rich and beautiful ecosystems support an unparalleled variety of organisms, making our area one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Prior to being a public open space, the Midpen preserves had a long and complicated history of human use. They vigorously conserve the soil and rivers to restore their health and work, assisting the local community in becoming more climate-resilient. Through taking care of the land, which provides us with tangible and intangible advantages such as clean air and water, flood prevention, and the ability to have restorative moments with nature.
The following table provides an overview of the entire scholarship:
|Organization||Midpen Open Space|
|Number of Awards||1|
|Application Deadline||June 30, 2021|
|Requirement||Application form, Photo|
Who May Be Eligible
Candidates need to meet the following eligibility criteria to take part in the 12th Annual Photo Contest:
- Participants may enter the contest regardless of where they live or their residency status, as long as their jurisdiction’s laws allow it.
- Employees of the Mid-peninsula Regional Open Space District are not permitted to take part in the event.
How to Apply
In order to apply for the competition, the interested candidates are required to fill an online form. To get the application form and the details regarding the same, please Click Here.
Participants must ensure they keep the following things in mind while submitting their photos:
- Photographs must be made on public Midpen preserves.
- Each participant will receive three (3) photographs.
- Only one group can be used for each image.
- Photos from past Midpen competitions are not permitted.
The contest categories are :
- Plant Life
- People in Nature
This year the 12th Annual Photo Contest in collaboration with Open Space is awarding prizes for the photographer whose photo echoes with their mission. Winners can get a $100 REI gift card, a Midpen swag pack, and bragging rights when their picture appears on the internet! Their photo will also be published on the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s website. This will give the winners a good platform to showcase their talent.
The applications are open till June 30, 2021. To be considered for this competition, please send your entries by then.