Get your images published in Bay Nature magazine, win $50, and help crowdsource the history of San Francisco Bay. All at once!
What’s your favorite place to have fun on San Francisco Bay? Is it Crissy Field? Crown Beach? China Camp? Candlestick Point? Coyote Point?
What’s your favorite way to have fun on San Francisco Bay? By boat, kayak, or kiteboard. On foot or by bike. With binoculars at dawn, or on a picnic blanket on a lazy afternoon.
I’m the editor of Bay Nature magazine and we’ve been telling stories of the San Francisco Bay since 2001. Sometimes, those stories are serious—decades-long wetlands restoration projects, worrisome sea-level rise projections, historic losses of habitat or influxes of Gold Rush sediments.
And sometimes those stories are seriously fun, and that’s what we’re after this time!
So we’ve teamed up with yearofthebay.org on a photo contest, and we want your photos of people having fun on the Bay. We want your recent photos, your old photos, your fine photos, your quirky photos, scans of those old snapshots your oddball uncle left you in his will. We want ‘em all!
Why? Because we ALL make history, and we want to see a whole range of folks having fun out on San Francisco Bay — kayaking, fishing, swimming, sailing, stand-up paddling, playing with their dogs, kite-boarding, wind-surfing, motor boating, and, yes, maybe even sitting on the dock of the Bay, killing time.
These photos will become part of the Year of the Bay’s communally produced Bay history, and they’ll also be a key part of Bay Nature’s July-September 2013 issue, along with a chronicle of the recent history of major Bay wetlands restoration and otherworldly portraits of a few of the millions of tiny creatures that flow under the Golden Gate Bridge every day.
Tiny larval crabs riding the tides, shorebirds nesting in South Bay marshes, families picnicking on the beach—it’s all part of the story of San Francisco Bay, that great wilderness at the heart of our region.
We’ll choose up to eight images to publish in our July-September 2013 issue. Winners get $50 per image, plus of course photo credit and complimentary copies of the magazine.
Only two rules: (1) The photo must be of people in, on, or right next to SF Bay, and (2) they should be having fun!
So help us tell the Bay’s story by submitting your photos at baynature.org/bay-photo-contest. Submissions are due bymidnight on May 12, 2013.
Visit our Year of the Bay page anytime to explore how we are helping to crowdsource the history of San Francisco Bay.