The 2017 permaculture calendar selection

Each year we update the website with twelve fresh images to illustrate the design principles. These photos were submitted from people around the world and were selected to feature in the 2017 Permaculture Calendar. You can find out more about each of these images on the principle pages, starting with ‘Observe and Interact’.

We are looking for twelve new images for our 10th edition – until April 15th 2017

We are on the lookout for images to help give a wider interpretation of how the design principles can be applied. All of the images used on the principle pages have been included in previous Permaculture Calendars.

This website has been designed as a starting point for people who are interested in exploring what permaculture is all about, as well as a place where practitioners can get a better sense of how the principles can be applied. It’s an ideal spot to expose projects that demonstrate permaculture thinking to the hundreds of thousands of people that visit the site each year, as well as the many thousands more who see the calendar up in people homes and offices.

Interested in submitting your own images?

Use the #permacultureprinciples on Instagram to make sure we, and everyone else, sees your image. If you like an image, make sure you let the photographer know. You can also use the #tag for the specific principle, for example #observeandinteract (principle name no spaces) if you think that the photo would work best to illustrate that principle. See our Instagram page for more examples.

From previous experience it’s good to set yourself an exercise of taking a photo to illustrate a particular principle. This could be a good exercise for permaculture teachers to set students, or a local permaculture group?

If you think that you may have something, point me to your online photo library or email me your images and I’ll let you know if there is a possibility or two. Photos with people and/or animals in them tend to fare well as they help bring images to life. I’m after photos (or illustrations) in landscape format that are high resolution jpeg files (around 3000 x 4000 pixels), so that they can be printed at over A4 size. Email your submissions to [email protected] before the 15th of April 2017.

If your image is selected as the cover for the Permaculture Calendar you’ll receive twelve copies, a further eleven selections will receive four copies along with links and credits – a small token of thanks for successful contributions. Think of the exposure it will bring to your project.

For inspiration, check out the collection on each of the design principle pages or get yourself a copy of the 2017 Permaculture Calendar – use the coupon code ‘calendar’ in the cart and get 20% off. Happy snapping!

Richard Telford

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