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NANPA Lightning Talks- Call for Submissions

By November 28, 2016No Comments


We are excited to announce a call for submissions for NANPA Lightning Talks, a special live program to take place at the 2017 Nature Photography Summit in Jacksonville, Florida.

NANPA Lightning Talks is a series of short (6 minute) presentations by members on Thursday evening of the conference (March 2nd).

This is an opportunity to share your work, projects and big ideas in front of the entire Nature Photography Summit, including publishers, editors, stock agency representatives and your fellow photographers.

A team of judges will help select eight presenters from the applicant pool with the goal of representing diversity in subject matter and experience level.

We hope this will be an exciting opportunity for our members to share stories and for the audience to enjoy an hour packed with stunning imagery and inspiring ideas.

This is an open call for applications to all current NANPA members. We invite you to submit your idea (instructions below) by December 15th. We will notify selected presenters by January 10th.

Judging Criteria: 

– Quality of Images Submitted

– Uniqueness of Subject Matter, Idea, or Topic (could be a new approach to an older topic)

– Applicant’s speaking experience

Topics should fall under themes such as:

– Expeditions

– Life changing idea or meaning found through photography

– Stories of wildlife or place

– Environmental Issues

– Innovative approaches to photography and the worlds they reveal

– Innovations or innovative ways to seeing with photography

What to submit? 

Please send the following information to

– 10 sample images illustrating your idea – should be images you would plan to use in the presentation (low resolution jpegs less than 1 MB each)

– Proposed title of presentation

– 200 word pitch that focuses on what you plan to talk about in your presentation

– 200 word bio that includes relevant speaking experience

– Supporting links which may include past presentations, publications or other relevant material you think we should consider (5 max.)

And, please remember to register for the 2017 Nature Photography Summit soon (!



Lightning Talks Team
Morgan Heim and Gabby Salazar