I always enjoy seeing the arts promote social responsibility, especially when it relates to environmental issues. I stumbled across this photo competition recently and wanted to pass along the information. There are so many talented people who create the societal fabric in Montclair so perhaps someone may decide to enter.
The information below was copied from the Blue Earth website.
"Blue Earth invites amateur and professional photographers to engage the power of photographic storytelling by announcing our Fall 2012 Blue Earth Photo Contest.
Our work at Blue Earth is based on the belief that a dramatic image can change our perception and alter our understanding of a subject. This idea defines our mission to raise awareness about endangered cultures, threatened environments, and critical social concerns through documentary photography.
Blue Earth helps photographers educate the public and motivate society to make positive change - we invite contest entries that exemplify our mission and the power of photographic storytelling.
Entries will be judged by a panel of jurors, professionals in the photographic field, on the criteria of quality, creativity, and visual narrative. The 1st place winner will receive $500, gear donated by Think Tank Photo, and inclusion in the permanent Blue Earth Honors gallery. Winning photos will also be exhibited at the TCC Photo Gallery.
The entry period opens August 15, 2012 and closes at midnight Pacific Time on November 1, 2012.
The entry fee is $25 for one photo, $5 per additional photo. Proceeds from this contest benefit Blue Earth's mission and help support our sponsored documentary projects. See contest guidelines and rules for full details."
Good luck to those who decide to enter the competition!