Participate in Double Vision 2021

Participate in Double Vision 2021


Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) will partner with the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) and the Roswell Fine Arts Association (RFAA) for the 6th Annual Photo Competition and Exhibit that is to be included as part of the fall Atlanta Celebrates Photography event. The theme is titled Double Vision. Twenty-four (24) images will be selected in the contest to be exhibited in the CNC River Resource Gallery in Roswell, Georgia. These same images will be interpreted by artists from the RFAA. When brought to the CNC for hanging, the photographic image and the artist’s interpretation will be hung side-by-side…thus the theme name Double Vision.

This Contest/Exhibit is open to all members of GNPA. If you are not a GNPA member, join today (  The entry fee for this Contest/Exhibit is $5/image. 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.

Images must have been taken in Georgia or contiguous states.  There is no restriction on when the photo was taken.  Entries can be any nature subject. There are 3 categories for entry:  macro, landscape, and wildlife.   Full details of the contest are attached below.

Framing specifications are available here.  Twelve images will be selected to hang on the Wall using 22” x 28” frames.  The twelve images selected for the Grids will use 16” x 20” frames.

For questions, contact Kathy Aspy ( ) or Eric Bowles ( )



  • Submissions:           June 5 – June 27, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)
  • June 30, 2021:          Photographers with selected photos will be notified.
  • September 1, 2021:        Framed and matted prints must be delivered.  

GNPA 2021 Annual Meeting on April 7

The GNPA Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT on Zoom.  Normally we would hold the Annual Meeting during the Expo, but those plans are impacted by Covid-19.  This will give everyone a chance to attend.

We will be providing an update on GNPA.  We’ll introduce the leadership team and cover key topics like membership, financial condition, upcoming events, and the communications program including the monthly webinars, newsletter, blog, and website.

You must register to attend.  Login to visit the Member Home page for the link to register.  After you register, you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the webinar.

The meeting will be recorded.

Bill White

GNPA President


Eric Bowles

GNPA Past President

GNPA Officers, Board and Committee Chairs

After the 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: Bill White
Vice President: Tom Wilson
Secretary: Ken Dunwoody
Treasurer: Bill Hatherley
Past President: Eric Bowles
Website: Chris Dekle

GNPA Board Members At Large

Jimmy Day
Tricia Lynch
Lee Friedman
Ray Silva
Travis Rhoads
Doug Flor
Jenny Burdette

Committee Chairs

Communications: Tom Wilson
Conservation: Marcia Brandes
Membership Chair: John Criminger
Newsletter Chair:  Ken Dunwoody

Chapter Coordinators

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


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

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


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