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Call for Submissions: Festival of the Trees 60 with Rubies in Crystal

Host: Rubies in Crystal

Deadline: May 29

Email to: brenda.clews [at] gmail [dot]com — or use the contact form on our Submit page

Theme: Trees in sound & motion: arboreal conversations

Important! Put “Festival of the Trees” in the subject line of your email

The Festival of the Trees 60th edition is all about expanding your arboreal horizons. This month our host Brenda of the Rubies in Crystal blog challenges each of us to share a conversation with trees. We are asked to observe our own engagement with trees, and record it—with video, audio, slideshow, or any other creative composition we can dream up.

Consider this your Director’s License, complete with the big high chair (wooden, of course). When you create your tree submissions, be conscious of the role of the spectator. Each viewer will have a different experience from your own experience with the trees. Share something which invites your audience to take a seat, listen, and reflect on the different ways that humans perceive trees – or become more aware of their own regard for trees and forests.

Here’s a little multimedia arboreal inspiration to kick things off:

cherry blossom haiku (who else is listening with you at dawn?)

The Beauty of Denmark, Botanical Ecosystem (does the camera follow your eye, or does your eye follow the camera?)

Ecology: Forest Canopy Freestyle Rap (what’s more to explore than the eyes can see?)

Tree Bird Moon Ghost (what do you hear in the forest? how would you translate it?)

All tree-related submissions are considered, so as you wander the web this month, keep the Festival in mind and send us links to any tasty trees you find! Submission deadline is Sunday May 29th.

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