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The Year of the Okefenokee

The Year of the Okefenokee

Photo by Tom Wilson

Two great organizations – GNPA and the Georgia Sierra Club – are teaming up to spend a year celebrating the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. “The Year of the Okefenokee” project will feature field trips, seminars, photo contests, special GNPA e-newsletter articles and more.

The two photo contests will be centerpieces for this year-long event. The competitions will be open to the public and include an entry fee of  $5 per submission. The images should be taken in the Okefenokee and can only include species found there. There is no time limit on when the photo was made, but it must be the exclusive work of the submitting photographer.

The first contest will accept submissions from May 1-31, 2022. This will be following the GNPA Expo at Jekyll Island on April 7-10, which will include several presentations as well as field trips to the Okefenokee. A pre-judging panel – consisting of Larry Winslett, Eric Bowles and Tom Wilson – will select the final images to be reviewed by judge Amy Gulick. Winners will be announced around July 1.

The second contest will take submissions from November 1-30, 2022. The same panel will prejudge the submissions, with Peter Essick serving as judge. The contest winners will be revealed in the second week of January 2023.

The contest will have cash prizes for each of three categories: Landscapes, Wildlife and Macro/Closeup.  More information including specific rules, prize amounts, and submission guidelines, will be forthcoming.

The purpose of this year-long celebration is to increase public awareness of the Okefenokee. We hope all GNPA members will participate, and learn more about this amazing, world-class location within our state.

 

GNPA ELECTIONS OPEN NOW!

GNPA Elections Open Now

The GNPA election of Board members and officers is open March 15 through March 22 at midnight.  Every member was sent an email on March 15 with the link to vote.  If you did not receive the link, it is posted on the Member Home page.  Just click on the Member Log In button at the top right corner of the website.

The Nominating Committee proposed the following slate of candidates and these candidates were accepted by the Board.  The Board approved expanding the number of At Large board members from five to seven positions to reflect the increased number of chapters and members GNPA has today.

2021-2022 Nominees
President Bill White
VP Tom Wilson
Secretary Ken Dunwoody
Treasurer Bill Hatherley
Past President Eric Bowles
Member at large Travis Rhoads
Member at large Doug Flor
Member at large Lee Friedman
Member at large – New position Jenny Burdette
Member at large – New Position Ray Silva

Candidate biographies are available for viewing: Download PDF Here

Photographer’s Quote

Photography is the easiest medium with which to be merely competent. Almost anybody can be competent. It’s the hardest medium in which to have some sort of personal vision and to have a signature style.”

 – Painter/photographer Chuck Close

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