Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) and our partner, the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) are pleased to announce a new photography exhibit coming up. Each quarter, the CNC selects a theme for their nature programs. This quarter, the theme is Winter Wonders.
Our theme for the photo exhibit is titled simply “Winter”. Twenty-four (24) images that best evoke the feeling of winter will be selected to be exhibited in the CNC River Resource Gallery in Roswell, Georgia.
The contest is open to members of GNPA. If you are not a member you can join today by going to the GNPA website.
Join the GNPA
Entering the contest/exhibition: Entry for the contest will be through the GNPA website. Sign-in to the Member home page and look for the announcement and link below your member badge.
There is a $5.00 fee for each entry. Your images do not need to be re-sized for entry. Your photos do not need to be renamed. We recommend formatting your photo as sRGB and jpg.
Photographers with images that have been selected for the exhibition will be notified by November 11, 2020.
While a photographer may enter any number of images that evoke the feeling of winter, but a maximum of two images by any photographer will be selected. Contest winners will need to frame their images at their own cost in solid black frames with acrylic glazing and white mats, details to be provided later. Photos must be delivered to the Chattahoochee Nature Center by 11:00 am on December 3, 2020.
Judging: Images will be reviewed to make sure they fit competition rules. Images will be judged on the basis of overall photographic excellence and how they evoke feelings of winter.
Photographs must meet the following requirements:
1: This Contest/Exhibit is open only to nature photography images. Images of other subjects will be excluded.
2: Images must have been taken in Georgia or contiguous states. There is no restriction on when the photo was taken. The image does not have to have snow or ice but should invoke thoughts of winter – bare trees, winter grasses, frosty grasses or blooms, snow frosted wildlife, etc. No captive or domestic subjects and minimal “hand of man”.
3: Submissions may not have been previously exhibited at CNC.
4: Composite and panoramic images are specifically not allowed. Normal post processing plus minor edits or corrections are allowed. Images should represent what was actually seen in the field.:
5: Contest winners will need to frame their images at their own cost in solid black frames with acrylic glazing and white mats, details to be provided later.
Submissions: now to November 8th (11:59 p.m.)
November 11th, 2020: Photographers with selected photos will be notified
December 3, 2020: Gallery installation
- Photos may come from archives or new shots
- Submit photos as jpg.
- Remember to title each jpg as follows: GNPA-Partner Org-Subject-YourName Example: GNPA-PPC-RedTailHawk-JohnSmith.jpg
- If you see one of your photos on our partners’ social media feed or brochures or other marketing materials, send us a screen shot so we can show it on the GNPA FaceBook page! Email to Alfie.Wace@gmail.com and let her know where it was published. Example:
Current Conservation Photography Opportunities
Friends of Georgia State Parks (Friends) – Wide assortment of shots from any of Georgia’s state parks, including landscape, macro, wildlife, recreation. Contact Jenny Burdette at email@example.com
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) – Ongoing need for wildlife, trees, wildflowers, etc. that are native to Georgia and any shots of recreation in Georgia at DNR properties, especially the WRD (Wildlife Resources Division) sites. For a Specific Shot List: Contact John Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation (KGBF) – Ongoing need for seasonal shots of flowers, landscapes, wildlife, both urban and rural. Contact John Kelly at email@example.com
Piedmont Park Conservancy (PPC) – Contact Clay Fisher at cons_PPC@gnpa.org. Suggested venues are:
2020 September-October Photo Calendar:
Scheduled weekday shoot:
Open Times Photography Opportunities:
- Dog Parks – general park area (including dogs)
- Active Oval skyline
- Wide views of Oak Hill
- Group shots – only if people are spread out in Park (must look like people are distancing)
- People wearing masks
- Front Lawn
- Peregrine Point
- Lake Gazebo
- Park Drive bridge
- Active Oval
- Fall colors (late October)
Diversity in photos (age, ethnicity, attire); Runners, walkers, bikers, skaters, scooters, fishing, sports, picnics, kites, families, bench sitting, all birds, ducks, squirrels, turtles, bugs.
Monuments- there are monuments throughout the park. Once we have these images we can tell a story about them.
Contact Clay Fisher at cons_PPC@gnpa.org for model releases if you choose to photograph visitors
Get involved today!
Contact the Conservation Committee’s volunteer coordinator at cons_Volunteers@gnpa.org for more information about these and other opportunities.
At the June 22, 2019 board meeting, after GNPA general elections were held, the following officers and members at large were installed by unanimous board approval. Chairmen for standing committees were also announced. Please reach out to one of our board officers or members with any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.
President: Eric Bowles
Vice President: Mary Jo Cox
Secretary: Ken Dunwoody
Treasurer: Susan Burroughs
Past President: Tom Simpson
Website: Chris Dekle
GNPA Board Members At Large
Communications: Anna DeStefano
Conservation: Marcia Brandes
Expo: Alfie Wace
Membership Chair: Stewart Woodard
The activities of each GNPA chapter are overseen by one or more chapter coordinators. You can find the current chapter coordinator on each Chapter’s page. View Chapters