Win $150 in the Endanger Bus Photo Contest

Photo by Todd Gilens

You might have seen some beautifully wrapped buses roaming around town in the last few months. These buses are the core of the EndangerBus project by artist Todd Gilens.

Instead of thinking about buses an advertising space, Gilens wondered if buses can be a vehicle for other kinds of communication. He raised money to wrap four buses in photographs of the Brown PelicansCoho SalmonSalt Marsh Harvest Mouse and Mission Blue Butterfly.

You have only a few weeks left to catch a glimpse of these buses, which create a striking contrast with the San Francisco landscape around them. Gilens, along with Muni Diaries and Bay Nature Magazine, is holding a photography contest in honor of this project. Here are the details:

Endangered Species buses Photo Contest
Find the Endangered Species buses (see bus tracker below) and catch them with your camera in motion or at rest.
Enter up to four images by emailing them to (minimum 1500 pixels in length or width)The contest will be judged by Cheryl Haines, director of Haines Gallery and executive director of the FOR-SITE Foundation, which she established in 2003 to support art about place.


First place receives $150 and publication in Bay Nature Magazine.

Second place receives two tickets to the San Francisco Zoo and two $10 Clipper Cards.

Five other entrants will be picked at random to receive $10 clipper cards.


ENTRY DEADLINE: 11 p.m. April 10, 2011 Extended to May 20! Send us your photos!

To find the Endanger buses, check out the real time bus tracker that Gilens created with GreenInfo Network on the website:

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