Project: Help Us Create a Crowdsourced Picture Show About Your Favorite Tree

Help us create a crowdsourced Picture Show about your favorite tree.

Calling all photographers—amateur or professional.

In our last crowdsourced Picture Show Project, we asked you, the GOOD community, to send us images of your favorite neighborhood building. The submissions celebrated the man-made structures that add charm to our neighborhood streets. This time around, we are asking you to send in a picture of your favorite tree.

As we've learned from events like Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti, and a simple but inspiring rainbow after the rain, Mother Nature is an unstoppable force. Let's honor the natural world by taking a moment to recognizing our favorite trees. (Feel free to make as many treehugger jokes as you see fit.)

And, with fall in its prime, what better time to host this project?

It would be pretty tough to live in a world without trees. They provide shade, a offer home for birds and critters, and produce food. That's not all. These incredible organisms allow us to breathe by absorbing carbon dioxide from the air and emitting oxygen. Let's give up for trees.

Take a picture of your favorite tree. The image can capture the whole tree or a specific aspect of it. (Though if you're photographing a tree in someone's yard, try not to be creepy.)

Send an e-mail to projects[at]goodinc[dot]com with your photo and short explanation (up to 40 words) on the significance of the image for you. It can be in any image format, but it should be high enough resolution that it can be printed at 300 dpi. We’ll take submissions now through October 24. We'll publish a Picture Show with a selection of the submissions on October 29.

Once we receive the images, we will turn to you, the GOOD community, to choose the winning submission. The winning entry will be announced on November 7, featured on our homepage, and printed in the next issue of GOOD. We’ll also send a GOOD T-shirt and a free subscription (or gift subscription) to the winner.

The submissions are in and the Picture Show is up.

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