6th Annual “Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps” Juried Competition & Exhibition

6th Annual “Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps” Juried Competition & Exhibition

Held at The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning


Another BIG year planned for 2021! The 6th Annual “Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps” photographic competition will return to The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning a 8-week exhibition. This year’s exhibit will run from February 20th until April 17th, 2021 in The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning, Georgia Galley.

Concept and goal remain to shoot in Black & White (monochrome) to emulate as close as you can the style, look and feel of Ansel Adams work. OPEN to any current GNPA member.

Enthusiast and Novice Divisions and 3 Categories (Landscape, Macro / Close Up & Open). Entry Fees:  Per entry $5.00 each.  Maximum of 3 entries per a single Category or a maximum total of 9 entries.

For the first time we will have more than ribbons, certificates, and bragging rights!  A Best of Show will be awarded from across all categories. Each category will have a First, Second, and Third Place. Honorable Mention will be awarded at discretion of our judge, up to 4 in each category.  Coupons and Gift Cards to winners.

A good photograph is knowing where to stand

Ansel Adams

We are incredibly pleased and fortunate to have Charlotte Gibb as our judge this year. Charlotte Gibb is an award-winning and renowned nature and landscape photographer.   Known for her mastery of “Intimate Landscapes” — small scenes derived from a big large landscape with an eye for the subtle and sometimes overlooked beauty of nature.

To view work by Charlotte Gibb, go to www.charlottegibb.com. Her thoughts on black and white photography can be read on her blog – Charlotte Gibb

DOWNLOAD the Full Prospectus of Rules & Instructions here: 6th 'Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps' PROSPECTUS Rules & Instructions - Rev 210120


Log into the member section to register and pay for your entries in the Competitions section.

This year we will have several changes to the details for the competition & exhibit, so keep watch.

Annual Smokies Weekend Photo Competition 2020 Results

The Annual Smokies Weekend Photo Competition is over.
There were over 144 entries this year, here is the breakdown:
Here is the breakdown:

  • Wildlife: 32
  • Landscape: 74
  • Macro/Closeup: 42
  • Total: 144

and here are the winners:

Landscape (Judge: Jamie Anderson)

  • First Place Steve Layman: Maple Splash
  • Second Place Jimmy Day: Tremont
  • Third Place Dianne Walters: Amazing Grace
  • 1ST HM Edward Borosky: Smokies
  • 2ND HM Carolyn Collmer: Parkway Sunset
  • 3RD HM Lee Friedman: The Gathering

Macro/Closeup (Judge: Cheryl Tarr)

  • First place Lee Friedman: Leaf Litter
  • Second place Kenneth Gosden: Leaf2
  • Third place Carolyn Collmer: River Abstract
  • 1ST HM Kenneth Gosden: BigCreek
  • 2ND HM Carolyn Collmer: Nature at Work
  • 3RD HM Travis Rhoads: FallBokeh

Wildlife (Judge: Larry Winslett)

  • 1ST Place Anna DeStefano:  Pretty Mama
  • 2ND Place Traci Dickson: Field Sparrow
  • 3RD Place David Shively: Do You Mind
  • HM Don Williams: Jaw Breaker

Here is the link to see the winners: WINNERS

Here is the link to see all the photos: ANNUAL SMOKIES PHOTO COMPETITION

Chattahoochee Nature Center – Winter Gallery Exhibition/Competition

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