Outstanding Young Nature Photographer Award

Presented in honor of one’s accomplishments, stature, or length of service to nature photography

NOTE: Nominees who are not NANPA members must be born or reside in North America. However, this birth/residency requirement shall be waived if the non-NANPA member nominee’s work is focused on North America.

Nomination window for 2023 award is closed.
Nominations for 2025 award anticipated to open January 14-February 14, 2024.

The Outstanding Young Nature Photographer Award is presented biennially to recognize young (15 to 30 years old) nature photographers. Nominees should have a growing body of work that demonstrates an ever-increasing maturity in his/her artistic abilities and craftsmanship.

Requirements

  1. 15 to 30 years old
  2. Photographer
  3. Growing body of work demonstrating increasing maturity

Selection criteria definitions

Personal Vision

The nominee demonstrates a commitment to achieving a positive impact upon nature photography.

Quality of Work

The nominee’s nature photographic imagery demonstrates an ever-increasing maturity in artistic ability and craftsmanship.

Dedication to Learning

The nominee demonstrates a commitment to increasing his/her nature photography skill sets, preferably through independent study (of photography and nature) and self-assigned nature photography projects.

Jennifer Adler is a 2021 recipient of NANPA’s Outstanding Young Nature Photographer Award

Past recipients

2021: Jennifer AdlerAshleigh Scully

The Outstanding Young Nature Photographer Award was established in 2019 and is presented biennially in odd-numbered years to coincide with NANPA’s Nature Photography Summit.