OIWC/GNPA 4th Annual Photo Competition Winners 2022
DON’T BE SHY! 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
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.
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
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 have 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.
- 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.
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
By Jamie Anderson.
Thanks again to our judges, Lisa and David, who have spent their time to make this contest happen and bring it to one of its most exciting parts… picking and announcing the winners. This contest is growing and we had over 170 entries in the contest this year so picking the winners was no easy task.
Lisa Langell, Lisa Langell Photography (https://langellphotography.com/)
David Akoubian, Bear Woods Photography (http://www.bearwoodsphotography.com/)
Thanks to all who entered the contest, for by doing so we can only improve and continue to challenge ourselves to do better.
Visit this link for a video of Lisa and David discussing the 1st Place winners in each category: https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/8lUiOkvCQhbfjs2hPXC7IigblCN5HSj8f5G62xDin6OlzG0ff-CVHV8MTIoBaSH_.Ngfo4U-DLI_b-UuT
Here are the Finalists for each Category:
Found at Oatland Island
1st Place: “Red Shouldered Hawk”, Jackie Bedell
2nd Place: “The Buck Stops Here”, Jamie Anderson
3rd Place: “Eagle Buddies”, Jamie Anderson
Honorable Mention: “Marsh View”, Ruth McCully
Honorable Mention: “Ossabaw Pig”, Lynne Daley
Honorable Mention: “Sleepy Fox”, Morey Gers
1st Place: “Ossabaw”, William Harrell
2nd Place: “Fall in the Coniferous Swamp”, Vivian Lynch
3rd Place: “Woodstorks at Spoonbill Pond”, Gary Bowlick
Honorable Mention: “Dune Patrol”, Donna Taylor
Honorable Mention: “Sandscape with Oyster Catcher”, Bill Lutin
Honorable Mention: “Whirlpool Sunrise”, Jamie Anderson
1st Place: “Milkweed Pod”, Morey Gers
2nd Place: “Spotted Skimmer”, Morey Gers
3rd Place: “Sand”, Nicolette Dunn
Honorable Mention: “Lotus Blossom with Pod”, Jackie Bedell
Honorable Mention: “Namibia Golden Sands”, Bill Lutin
Honorable Mention: “Magnolia Grandifloral’, Jackie Bedell
1st PLACE AND BEST IN SHOW: “Dancing Egrets”, Debbie Staley
2nd Place: “A Pink Party of Three”, Debbie Staley
3rd Place: “Gliding In”, Betty Walden
Honorable Mention: “In the Moss”, Betty Walden
Honorable Mention: “Skimming the Surface”, Bill Lutin
Honorable Mention: “Tricolored in the Cattails”, Jamie Anderson
View all of the winning photos in our Gallery: CLICK HERE (Coming Soon!)
More Helpful Reviews by Lisa Langell:
Review: https://www.loom.com/share/2dac29c1036a46d6b41980167d3dc079 Wood Duck Takeoff from Horton Pond: Bill Lutin
Review: https://www.loom.com/share/5d0632a557534950bef427a7d653d497 Barred Owl – William Harrell
Review: https://www.loom.com/share/e1df9d0c2cb94c6da7c3d716c6dd5d63 Munching Moss – Robbie Medler
Review: https://www.loom.com/share/42815c6eb75c433ead7cec6b570e84f0 Who’s eating who – Gary Bowlick
Review: https://www.loom.com/share/e4b1db3718f64ff6aa12afd78ca70e77 What a hug – Maria Fernandez
Review: https://www.loom.com/share/9ce0eac8927d426f8752304c8c1780e9 Macro Frog – Lynne Daley
Review: https://www.loom.com/share/c85e5f7f8b9541eb8b17094c164ad2d6 Camelia – Ruth McCully
Review: https://www.loom.com/share/947d8ec76c964dcc95b017a0832aa4ac Red Clover – William Harrell
Review: https://www.loom.com/share/ff464599c48b4b9f9db6ef26b0469342 Milkweed – Maria Fernandez
Review: https://www.loom.com/share/b46d8e2ba4374487847c80807ed8cf82 Dew Drops – Susan Culpepper
Review: https://www.loom.com/share/e4e7975cdbb54431ad4c2fd27e8e82a6 Driftwood in Sand – Nicolette Dunn
Outstanding Photography and Talent Deserves Recognition
The following galleries showcase the winning images from some of our previous photo competitions and events.
GNPA Expo ’22 Photo Contest Winners.
Conservation Committee Fall Project 2020 Winners
2021 GNPA FALL SMOKIES PHOTO COMPETITION WINNERS