NANPA Showcase 2018

NANPA Members: Click here to login and enter the NANPA Showcase Competition

How do your images stack up against the best of the best? Start planning your next shot for the 2018 NANPA Showcase Competition. Enter the NANPA Showcase 2018 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 2018 will be accepted between August 1 and October 1 (11:00pm, Eastern Time) 2017. 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.

See the 2017 NANPA Showcase Winning Images.

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 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 rules.

The Showcase 2018 Jury Panel will be: Darrell Gulin, George Lepp, and Roy Toft.