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Friday Is Your Last Chance To Enter The Presidio’s Photo Contest

By Jamie Ferrell

Friday Is Your Last Chance To Enter The Presidio’s Photo Contest

Calling all photographers!

San Francisco’s famous Presidio has opened up an exciting photo contest called “My Park Moment,” where anyone can submit their best photo of an awesome park experience or memory. The photo may be at the Presidio or any other park you like in the United States and beyond – as long as you enter the contest before Friday, May 28, your park photo is fair game!

The Presidio will then select 400 photos to display at free, public outdoor photo show in the Presidio this fall. This family-friendly photo show is a chance to celebrate our love for parks, and photographers will also be eligible for awards in a variety of categories.

Categories include the following:

  • Community Snapshots – Adult
    • Open for anyone ages 18+
    • Share up to 5 photos with a short description
    • Approximately 200 photos will be selected
  • Community Snapshots – Youth
    • Open to ages 12-18
    • Share up to 5 photos with a short description
    • Approximately 100 photos will be selected
  • Visual Story Award
    • Open to ages 18+
    • Share a set of 10-12 photos that tell a visual story along with a narrative
    • 4 photographers will be selected to win $2,500 each and be displayed along the Community Snapshots

The Presidio’s “My Park Moment” photo contest is part of an initiative to highlight Presidio Tunnel Tops, a new open public space coming to the area in spring 2022. When an above-ground highway that cut through the Presidio was turned into a tunnel, the Presidio gained a new space on the route to the Golden Gate Bridge, and started developing their latest public space in 2014.

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The “My Park Moment” photo contest is presented by Partnership for the Presidio, Photoville, the Presidio Trust, the National Parks Service, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

The Presidio is one of San Francisco’s famous parks, located on a former military post. The city of San Francisco began from this point in 1776 when Spain established a military fort there. Prior to their colonization, Native American tribes including the Ohlone, Chochenyo, Karkin, Ramaytush, Yokuts, and Muwekma tribes inhabited the Bay Area for thousands of years.

Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, taking control of the post and establishing the Yerba Buena pueblo, which later became San Francisco. It was in 1846 that the Presidio became a U.S. Army post, serving generations of soldiers until 1994, when it became a national park site complete with museums, public art, grassy fields, and much more.

 

[Featured image: Photo by Julian Bialowas on Unsplash ]