annual nature photography competition
Each year, a jury panel of industry professionals selects the Top 250 nature images from thousands of submissions. These represent some of the best work produced by NANPA members—including both hobbyists and professional photographers.
More than 3,800 images were submitted to the 2020 Showcase competition by 431 photographers. Entries were spread across six categories: mammals, birds, landscapes, conservation, altered reality, and macro/micro/other.
Each week, seven different photos are selected from Showcase to appear on the front page of NANPA’s website. Additionally, the Top 250 images are visible throughout 2020 in the Showcase Gallery, and Top 24 winners are featured with individual portfolio pages.
Winning images are also published in Expressions, a full-color photo journal available in a print, perfect-bound edition or digital online version.
Submissions for the annual Showcase competition open August 1 of each year. Winners are notified by November 1.