Emerging Photographer Award

The Emerging Photographer Award (formerly NANPA Vision Award) is given to an emerging photographer in *recognition of excellence and serves to encourage continuation of vision and inspiration to others in nature photography, conservation, and education.

Requirements:
1. Photographer
2. Has only recently began to receive national and/or significant regional recognition; regardless of age and length of time as a nature photographer.
3. Outstanding Work

Selection Criteria:
Personal vision–40 pts
Quality of work–30 pts
Inspirational impact of work–25 pts
NANPA member–5 pts
Total:    100 pts

Selection Criteria Definitions:
Professional Vision: The nominee consistently demonstrates a commitment to achieving a positive impact upon nature photography, and the conservation and protection of the natural world; plus the education of the general public about conservation and nature issues.

Quality of Work: The nominee’s photographic imagery is of exceedingly high quality and demonstrates the nominee’s mastery of the artistic and craftsmanship aspects of nature photography.

Inspirational Impact of Work: The nominee’s photographic imagery motivates others, in and outside of the nature photography industry, to take positive, proactive steps to conserve and protect the natural world.

NANPA values: The nominee demonstrates a proactive adherence to the values of NANPA and its Mission Statement, and enthusiastically promotes them.

*NANPA Recognition Awards:  Are awarded in recognition of one’s accomplishments, stature, or length of service to nature photography.

Past Recipients:
2017: Melissa Groo
2016: No Award
2015: Krista Schlyer
2014: No Award
2013: Sandesh Kadur
2012: No Award
2011: Jenny Ross
2010: Ian McAllister
2009: Christian Ziegler
2008: Florian Schulz