The Outstanding Photographer of the Year Award is presented biennially to an individual who has demonstrated unquestioned skill and excellence as a nature photographer through his/her past work and who has produced extraordinary recent work of significance to the industry. Judging will favor recent breakthroughs in the photographer’s work and achievements. The recipient must exemplify the principles which NANPA promotes.
- Exemplifies NANPA principles
- Has created substantial work, photographically or within the nature photography industry, within the past 1-5 years
Selection criteria definitions
Significance to Nature Photography Industry
The nominee’s career length and impact, past influence on others, and profound modern photographic projects are extraordinary.
The nominee’s current influence on others as well as scope and volume of their exposure through media outlets is extraordinary.
The nominee is changing the world of nature photography through innovative and cutting-edge technology and/or the unique revival of earlier photographic modalities, enthusiastic and positive purpose, or innovative and effective marketing.