The City of Hesperia is holding a photo contest for their annual Environmental Awareness Calendar.

The city is accepting photo entries from local photographers that depict ways to protect, preserve and promote the environment, in the areas of littering, recycling, water conservation, scenic beauty and citizens in action.

Amateur and professional Hesperia photographers should submit a photo that is original, authentic and unpublished in any other contest showing a positive environmental behavior or scenery. All entries will be judged for both clarity of the message and the quality of the photo. The top 13 photos will be featured in the 2012 calendar.

Hesperia residents interested in participating in the contest can visit the city's website at for additional contest guidelines, including the entry form and photo release form. Contest guidelines and entry forms are also available at Hesperia City Hall.

If you are a Hesperia student, resident or business owner, submit your photo by email to as a high-resolution attachment or bring a flash drive or CD to Hesperia City Hall, 9700 Seventh Avenue. All entries must be received by Thursday, August 25, 2011.