2019 08 OIWC GNPA Photo Contest GNPA

Oatland Island Wildlife Center will host a Photography Competition and Exhibit organized by the Coastal Chapter of Georgia Nature Photographer’s Association (GNPA) to help further the mission of the Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah to provide guests with memorable experiences to help them make stronger connections to the natural world.

OPEN Call to Photographers

In partnership with the Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah, Georgia, the Georgia Nature Photography Association - Coastal Chapter is organizing a 2nd Annual Nature Photography Competition and Exhibit. The categories for this competition will be Coastal Landscapes, Wildlife Animals (including birds), Macro, and ‘Found at Oatland Island Wildlife Center’.

This Competition is open to GNPA members only.

This exhibit will highlight nature and wildlife and therefore supplement Oatland Island’s mission to educate people about wildlife.

All images must be ORIGINAL and taken in the Southeast United States by the participant / photographer with emphasis on nature and wildlife to qualify for the competition and exhibit.

All submissions will be judged by a select group on the photographic merits, technique and creativity for each category. Failure to follow competition rules will result in them being disqualified prior to judging. Judges and their credentials to be announced later.

All participants will use the stated photography categories and descriptions in their entry process:

Competition Schedule:

  • Deadline to Submit & Pay Fees (non-refundable via Eventbrite): No later than Friday, August 9th @ 10:00pm. Follow digital submission instructions and attach your Eventbrite receipt.
  • Photographers Notice of their acceptance sent by: Saturday, August 10th.
  • Winners will be Selected and Announced on: Friday, August 23rd.
  • Deadline to deliver your Framed Work: Framed photographs must be delivered to the Oatland Island Wildlife Center by Thursday, September 26th before 3PM. Framed work will be secured at Oatland Island Wildlife Center until hung.
  • Exhibit Duration: Saturday, September 28 – Saturday, January 4th, 2020
  • Awards and Opening Celebration: Saturday, September 28th @ 2:00 pm
  • Exhibit Taken Down: Saturday, January 4th, 2020
  • Pickup: Photographer or Designated Person may pick up work. Photo ID required. Framed images will be available at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah GA 31410 on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 between the hours of 10:00AM and 3:00PM. NO EARLY PICKUP.

All entries must comply with all the following rules and requirements.