POST Announces Heart of the
June 26, 2012
(San Francisco, CA) — (Palo Alto, Calif.) – Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) invites amateur photographers to enter its Heart of the Redwoods photo contest in support of the fundraising campaign by the same name. The goal of POST’s Heart of the Redwoods Campaign is to protect 20,000 acres of the last remaining redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
“These forests are a critical piece in the ecological puzzle of this area. Not only do they provide clean air, water and wildlife habitat, but their preservation will connect more than 100,000 acres of existing open space and parkland that we all can enjoy,” said POST President Walter T. Moore.
As added incentive, local businesses have donated prizes for the contest totaling nearly $600. POST is looking for pictures that capture the power and majesty of redwood trees on a personal level. The hope is to inspire others and raise awareness about the benefits of and risk to the redwood forests that exist just a short drive from Silicon Valley.
There is no fee to enter the contest. The Grand Prize winner will receive entry to a workshop taught by Santa Cruz-based nature photographer Sebastian Kennerknecht. Other prizes include a $150 gift certificate from Keeble & Shuchat Photography in Palo Alto, a $100 gift certificate from University Art in Palo Alto, and a $50 gift certificate from San Jose Camera & Video in Campbell.
The contest is open to amateur photographers and runs from June 26 through August 3. The winning entry and photos from select finalists will appear online, on display at University Art in Palo Alto, and in the fall 2012 issue of POST’s Landscapes newsletter.
Visit www.openspacetrust.org/activities/photocontest.html for rules and submission guidelines.
POST is a leading private, nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving the beauty, character and diversity of the San Francisco Peninsula and Santa Cruz Mountain range. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 70,000 acres as permanent open space and parkland in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.
Nina Nowak, Director of Communications
Phone: (650) 854-7696 x306
Email: nnowak [at] openspacetrust [dot] org