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DON’T BE SHY! NOVICE photographers. This is your chance to get your feet wet. We need more of you to participate. Even if you don’t win, your images are likely to be displayed in an Art Museum.

 HOW COOL IS THAT!

ALL MEMBERS, give it a shot! 

Try something wild (all puns intended)! 

REMEMBER, THIS IS FOR EVERYONE, EVERY CHAPTER, EVERY MEMBER!

The Alpharetta Arts Center will host a Photography Competition and Exhibit organized by the Alpharetta Chapter of Georgia Nature Photographer’s Association (GNPA) to promote the arts in our community.

In partnership with the Alpharetta Arts Center, the Georgia Nature Photography Association – Alpharetta Chapter is organizing a 2ND Natural Expressions Competition and Exhibit. The categories for this are:

  • Fine Art
  • Birds
  • Macro/Close-up
  • Wildlife
  • Scapes

The event is open to GNPA members only. It will highlight nature and wildlife to educate people about the natural world. This exhibition at the Alpharetta Arts Center includes a reception.

DATES:

Submissions Open: August 5

Submissions Close: August 26

Exhibiting Images Announced: August 31

Framed Images due at Alpharetta Arts Center: September 21

Reception and Winners Announced: October 8 5PM at the Alpharetta Arts Center

Exhibit: September 26- October 28

DIVISIONS:

In order to make the competition more inclusive for less experienced photographers, we have three classifications of entrants:

  • Advanced Division:A more experienced member who has PLACED in the top 3 or Best of Show awards in 3 or more photography competitions, not just GNPA competitions!
  •  Enthusiast Division:A member who considers themselves as a photographer hobbyist.  May have competed in previous photographic competitions but has NOT PLACED in the top 3 or Best of Show awards in 1 or 2 photography competitions, not just GNPA competitions!
  •  Novice Division:A less experienced member, a beginner, who may have competed in but has never placed in any photographic competition, not just GNPA competitions!

Any photographer has the OPTION to compete in a division above their experience level.  For example, a Novice member can choose to compete in either the Enthusiast or Advanced Division.

CATEGORIES:

  • Fine Art*: Images in this category will be more interpretive than photo realistic. You have full freedom to use any in camera or post capture processing techniques. Subjects may include any naturally occurring element. Example: composites, kaledescopes, effects images, etc…
  • Birds*: Includes all birds.
  • Macro/Micro*: Includes images of close-ups of any subject (for example: insect, animal, plant life, fungus….). Close-ups are intimate views, tightly framed, or close examinations of subjects in nature.
  • Wildlife*: Includes both land and sea animals.
  • Scapes: Includes landscape, intimate landscapes, plantscape, seascape, atmosphere, weather, astro etc.

*Domestic and captive birds, animals and sealife are not permited.

Each category will have a Novice, Enthusiast and Advanced 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner and may include some honorable mentions.

 

Kathy Adams Clark, Photographer, by Jeff Rose

OUR JUDGE:

We are honored to have this year‘s judge, Kathy Adams Clarke.

Kathy’s photos have been published in hundreds of places including Family Fun,, Nature’s Best, New York Times, Birder’s World, and Ranger Rick. AAA Journey, Texas Parks & Wildlife and Texas Highways magazines have used Kathy’s photos on their cover. Her photos have also appeared in a numerous books and calendars including the Barnes & Noble Ireland Countryside Calendar, the cover of the Arbor Foundation Rainforest Calendar, and the Sierra Engagement Calendar. Kathy’s photos of Houston were compiled into a calendar offered in Costco in 2016.

Kathy is Past-president of the North American Nature Photography Association. She teaches photography and is a popular speaker at local and national events, including GNPA.

 

 

To Download the Complete Rules for the Contest: CLICK HERE

To Enter the Contest:

  • Log In to your Member Portal and
  • Look for a Link to “2ND Natural Expressions Exhibit and Competition”.

 

Good luck to all

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