Awards

Sartore, Shaw and Lepp receive NANPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Joel Sartore, John Shaw and George Lepp receive NANPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Nature Photography Summit. (Photo by Frank Gallagher)

What they are:

Awards fit two broad categories:

NANPA Recognition Awards – Awarded in recognition of one’s accomplishments, stature or length of service to nature photography.

NANPA Service Awards – Awarded to recognize a member who has served NANPA in an extraordinary way. These awards might go to committee leaders, a newsletter editor, etc. Service Awards may be given out at different times than Recognition Awards (e.g., the Annual Business Meeting).

 

When they happen:

Winners are usually announced in April of each year, with awards presented at the following NANPA Summit. Not all awards are presented annually.

 

How they’re decided:

  • The NANPA Awards Committee accepts nominations for all NANPA awards and grants.
  • The Awards Committee selects and evaluates candidates for each award and makes recommendations to the NANPA Board of Directors.
  • The Board of Directors (with possible assistance from the Advisory Council) approves recipients.

 

Make a nomination:

Any member can nominate a deserving candidate.

Log in to Member Services and click on “Nominate Members for Awards.”

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Learn about each award:

COMMUNITY RECOGNITION AWARD
EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AWARD
FELLOWS AWARD
KINNE LEGACY AWARD
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
NANPA MISSION AWARD
OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

New in 2019!
FINE ART IN NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
OUTSTANDING YOUNG NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD