NANPA members are not only some of the most accomplished nature photographers in the world but also photographers who are deeply committed to supporting the nature photography community within North America. NANPA is pleased to honor members’ work through its awards program. NANPA awards fit two broad categories: recognition and service.
The nomination cycle for the next Outstanding Young Nature Photographer Award and NANPA Fellow Award is now open. Read more about these awards below and nominate inspiring nature photographers by February 14, 2022.
NANPA’s recognition awards are presented in honor of one’s accomplishments, stature, or length of service to nature photography. Awards in this category include:
Click on any award in the lists above to learn more about the award criteria and its past recipients.
Any NANPA member can nominate a deserving candidate during the award’s designated nomination period. Login to the Members Area and click on “Nominate Members for Awards.” Members will also be notified by email when each cycle opens for nominations.
Current Nomination Cycle
|May 15, 2021||June 15, 2021||Lifetime Achievement |
Outstanding Photographer of the Year
|Sept. 1, 2021||Sept. 30, 2021||Environmental Impact |
Fine Art in Nature Photography
|Jan. 14, 2022||Feb. 14, 2022||Outstanding Young Nature Photographer|
|May 1, 2022||May 30, 2022||NANPA Mission|
How NANPA Awards Are Decided
- The NANPA Awards Committee accepts nominations for all NANPA awards.
- The Awards Committee evaluates candidates and makes selection recommendations to the NANPA Board of Directors.
- NANPA’s Board of Directors (with possible assistance from the Advisory Council) approves recipients.