"Young people are very concerned about the impacts of climate change," said Alix Bockelman, MTC/ABAG deputy executive director for policy. "We want to give them a voice -- that they can have an impact in solving the climate crisis."
"Art on the Horizon" is part of the agencies' Horizon Initiative, a planning efforts that explores challenges Bay Area residents may face through 2050. The 18-month efforts began early last year by asking residents: "What are the most pressing issues we should consider as we plan for life in 2050?" The answers overwhelmingly included preserving natural resources, open space and clean air, with a strong desire to reduce residents' environmental footprint.
"We are excited to see what inspires the youth of the Bay Area," Bockelman said. "We hope that they will show us a path forward, that change is possible."
Entries will be judged by representatives from MTC/ABAG as well as art professionals on how well the theme is addressed, creativity, quality and technique. Categories of photos and videos will be based on age groups, 13-17 and 18-23.
Submit entries at bayareametro.github.io/horizonart.
The winners will be announced at an event on the UC Berkeley campus April 25 and through MTC's social media channels. First-, second- and third-place winners will receive monetary prizes.
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