The Call for Submissions is now open for the 2019 Jean Auer Environmental Award, the Outstanding Environmental Project Awards, and the new Creative Environmental Awards

Jean Auer Environmental Award

The San Francisco Estuary Partnership is seeking nominations of individuals for the Jean Auer Environmental Award. The award is given in memory of Jean Auer, a beloved Bay Area environmentalist whose groundbreaking efforts were directed particularly at improving water management in California. The award will be presented at the fourteenth biennial State of the Estuary Conference, October 21-22, 2019, at the Scottish Rite Center near Lake Merritt in Oakland.

Outstanding Environmental Project Award

Every two years, Friends of the San Francisco Estuary presents awards to outstanding environmental projects that benefit the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and its watersheds. These awards are given out at the biennial State of the Estuary Conference. Qualified projects significantly benefit the Estuary; show measurable results, and have not been externally mandated (for example, to resolve an enforcement action). Projects represent diverse locations, environmental categories, and project sponsors. Nominated projects should further the goals and objectives of the Estuary Partnership’s Estuary Blueprint, the comprehensive plan for a healthy and resilient Estuary.

Creative Environmental Award

Friends of the San Francisco Estuary announces a call for artists to submit their work to the State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference Awards Program. The Conference will showcase science and the need to protect and improve the San Francisco Estuary. In an effort to broaden the conversation, the Conference Awards Program encourages artists to submit works that share knowledge, educate, and incite action to protect and improve the Estuary.

Creative Environmental Awards 2019 submissions may include 2D works such as graphic design, drawings, paintings, photographs and collage. Submissions in other media, including short films and performance art (dance, theatre, poetry and music), are also encouraged. For 2D work, please submit a photograph of the art work, and for other media submit a video, both in an easy to access format as to file size and appropriate length for a video.