The Environmental Impact Award (a NANPA *recognition award) honors a photographic project undertaken by an individual or a team that addresses an important and urgent regional or global environmental problem. The project should be concerned with one or more species or ecosystems and illustrate perils facing the species or ecosystems and/or sustainable management solutions to help preserve them. The project will be judged on its success in raising public awareness for the need to protect our natural world and in stimulating further study of the issue(s) addressed. The project is to be grounded in photography; but, can include videography and other media, as the total package.
The individual or team directing the project may be offered a Summit Keynote presentation position. The award is open only to NANPA members or, in the case of a team project, a team headed by a NANPA member.
1. Must be a NANPA member (individual or team member
2. Environmental importance
3. Impact upon public awareness and/or educational value
4. High quality of work
Environmental Importance–40 pts
Quality of work–30 pts
Public Awareness and/or educational value–30 pts
Total: 100 pts
Selection Criteria Definitions:
Environmental Importance: The environmental issue, that’s the primary focus of the nominee’s photographic project, is of extreme importance.
High 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.
Public Awareness and/or Educational Value: The nominee’s photographic project has a very strong component that creates and distributes high quality educational material;, so as to enhance public awareness.; including material created to influence decision makers.
*NANPA Recognition Awards: Are awarded in recognition of one’s accomplishments, stature, or length of service to nature photography.
2017: Michael Forsberg (Platte Basin Time Lapse) and Carlton Ward, Jr., Mallory Dimmit and Joe Gutherie (Florida Wildlife Corridor)
2016: No Award
2015: Meet Your Neighbours
2014: No Award
2013: James Balog / Chasing Ice