NANPA Showcase 2017

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How do your images stack-up against the best-of-the-best? Enter the NANPA Showcase 2017 competition for prizes, national exposure, bragging rights, and recognition as the best in the nature photography industry. Images will be selected by a jury panel of three industry notables. Submissions for the NANPA Showcase 2017 will be accepted between August 1 and September 26 (11:00pm, Eastern Time) 2016. All submissions must be digital and will be uploaded via the NANPA website.

The entry fee is $10 per image (or 6 images for $50). Images must be submitted and paid in groups of 6 to get the special rate (6 for $50, 12 for $100, etc.) There is no limit to the number of images a NANPA photographer may enter. You must be a NANPA member to participate in the Showcase competition. Post a reminder on Facebook.

Image Categories:

  • Mammals – Includes all mammals, land and sea
  • Birds – Includes all birds
  • Scapes – Includes landscape, plantscape, seascape, atmosphere, weather, etc.
  • Macro, Micro, and All Other – Includes images of non-bird, non-mammal wildlife as well as close-ups of any subject. Close ups are intimate views, tightly framed, or close examinations of subjects in nature.
  • Altered Reality – The image must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape, or any combination of these. It must be enhanced or transformed beyond the way the subject appears in nature.

NANPA Showcase 2017 Prize packages –
(winners may opt-out of any part of the prize packages)


Cash prizes will be given out for each of the five categories as follows:

  • $350 – Best of Show in each category
  • $250 – 1st runner up in each category
  • 10 Judge’s Choice awards of $200 each will be given to images highly ranked by individual judges across all categories

Top 250 Prize Package includes:

  • Image included in Expressions and a printed copy
  • Image included in a searchable image gallery on the NANPA website
  • Opportunity to be included in NANPA promotional materials

Top 100 Prize Package includes:

  • Image included in Expressions and a printed copy
  • Image included in a searchable image gallery on the NANPA website
  • Opportunity to be included in NANPA promotional materials
  • Featured on the NANPA home page slideshow and promoted through social media throughout 2017
  • Image of the Day on NANPA’s Instagram page (optional, with photographer’s express permission)

Top 20 Prize Package includes:
(Best of Show, 1st Runner Up and Judge’s Choice from each category)

  • Images included in Expressions and a printed copy
  • Image included in a searchable image gallery on the website
  • Featured on the NANPA home page slideshow and promoted through social media throughout 2017
  • Included in a press release sent out to major media outlets
  • Opportunity to be included in NANPA promotional materials
  • Image of the Day on NANPA’s Instagram page (optional, with photographer’s express permission)
  • Featured in Winner’s Spotlight on the NANPA blog
  • Eligible for Portfolio Display on NANPA’s website up to 24 images
  • Eligible for Featured Photographer section of NANPA’s website
  • Eligible for potential national exposure in other photography media as available

NANPA Showcase Winners Earn the Spotlight

  • Expressions – This prestigious, high-quality journal displays the very best photographs selected from thousands of submissions. Expressions is distributed to over 3,000 NANPA members and photo buyers electronically.
  • Image of the Day – NANPA’s Instagram page (@nanpapix) highlights member images which include photographer’s contact information. Note: Instagram participation is optional – NANPA will separately request and obtain Winner’s express permission before posting any image to Instagram.
  • Winner’s Spotlight – Q&A feature on NANPA’s blog including a Skype interview.
  • Portfolio Display – NANPA’s website features a professional portfolio display of Showcase winner’s images (up to 24).
  • Featured Photographer – NANPA’s website spotlights winning Showcase photographer’s including biography information, headshots, and website links.
  • National Exposure – NANPA partners with other media outlets throughout the year to raise the appreciation, visibly, and rights of nature photography.

Please read and understand the Showcase 2017 rules before submitting your images.

Showcase 2017 Jury Panel –

 

Alison JonesAlison Jones –

An award-winning documentary photographer, Alison was a former NANPA Board Member and NANPA Awards Chairman. She is now International League of Conservation Photography Senior Fellow, and the Founding Director of No Water No Life® (www.nowater-nolife.org). This long-term project combines photography, science and stakeholder information to raise awareness of watershed degradation and sustainable solutions that can help ensure clean water for all.

Granted an honorary Masters Degree in Photography from Brooks Institute, Alison is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, The Explorers Club, The National Arts Club, Society of Women Geographers and American Society of Media Professionals. She is a Senior Fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers, and a founding supporter of Kenya’s Mara Conservancy. So that she could combine the powers of science and photography for her No Water No Life project, Alison studied forest ecology and watershed management at Columbia University’s Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.

 

George LeppGeorge Lepp –

One of North America’s best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers and a leader in the field of digital imaging, Lepp is the author of many books and the field editor of both Digital Photo and Outdoor Photographer magazine, where his “Tech Tips” column is widely read. His work is extensively published and exhibited, and his stock photography is represented by Getty Images, Corbis, and Photo Researchers.

Lepp is one of the first members of Canon USA’s Explorers of Light and Printmasters programs, featuring the industry’s most influential photographers. Lepp has presented hundreds of lectures and led workshops all over the world.

Lepp has won many awards for his work, including the Photographic Society of America’s prestigious Progress Award. First trained in wildlife and wildlands management, Lepp later earned a BA and an honorary MSc from Brooks Institute of Photography.

George and his wife Kathryn have just released a new book, Wildlife Photography: Stories from the Field, published by Lark Books (Sterling). George lives in Bend, Oregon and can be contacted through his web site, www.GeorgeLepp.com.

 

Marc MuenchMarc Muench –

Marc Muench is a internationally renowned landscape photographer with eleven book titles to his name, ESPN outdoor shows and numerous magazine, calendar and poster titles to his credit. Marc is a third generation landscape photographer following in the family tradition started by his grandfather Josef Muench and then his father David Muench. His most recent exhibition was titled “Explorations” at the Wildling Art Museum in Los Olivos CA. Marc has completed photography training videos with Creative live and Craftsy, on landscape photography in 2015. Marc currently runs photography classes and workshops around the world with his company Muench Workshops. In May of 2016 Marc was designated a Hasselblad Ambassador.

www.marcmuench.com
www.muenchworkshops.com