Calling All Photographers

Lacking high-quality, free photos for use in your livable streets advocacy work? This fall you’ve got two exciting chances to change that (and win big prizes while you’re at it).

The Alliance for Biking and Walking has launched their People-Powered Movement Photo Contest to build a photo library for biking and walking advocates. Submit up to 20 photos
for a chance to win an all-expense paid bike trip to Tuscany and a
year’s supply of Clif Bars! Other prizes include two brand new commuter
bikes and a chance to have your photos featured in the 2010 March/April
issue of Momentum Magazine.

Meanwhile in New York, Livable Streets will be hosting Wikis Take Manhattan once
again on Saturday, October 10. The event is a scavenger hunt and free
content photography contest aimed at illustrating Wikipedia and StreetsWiki articles. Check out the Streetfilm and photos from last year to get a sense of what it’s all about. See Wikipedia for full details and registration.

Join us for Wikis Take Manhattan and you might just snap a shot that wins you a trip to Tuscany.

  • I hope biking and walking advocates will check the “streetsblog” tag on Flickr.
    Or, first, advocates should make themselves familiar with Flickr, its repository of 4 billion categorized photos, and how to search it.

    Right now, Flickr hosts 6,693 photos and videos tagged with “streetsblog.”
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/streetsblog
    I’ve posted a handful of these from my own collection:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesbondsv/

    Many of these will have Creative Commons licensing allowing planners and advocates to use the photos (within limits) simply by attributing their author.

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