April, 2018 Native Wildlife, Native Flora, Landscapes, Historic Structures and Cultural Imagery Competition - Call for Entries

OPEN Call for Photographers

In celebration of Gwinnett’s 200-year anniversary the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center (GEHC) will host a Photography Competition and Exhibit organized by the Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA).  “Native Wildlife, Native Flora, Landscapes, Historic Structures and Cultural Imagery” is an Amateur Photography Competition and Exhibit. 


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This exhibit will supplement the GEHC’s Bicentennial Celebration programming by highlighting Gwinnett’s natural resources and the environmental landscape that have influenced our community throughout history.  It will educate and promote appreciation for our diverse natural resources, history of the region and the ever change cultural diversity in Gwinnett.

All images must be ORIGINAL and taken in the Southeast United States with emphasis on Gwinnett County 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 the being disqualified prior to judging.  Judges and their credentials to be announced later. 

All participants will use the stated photographer divisions, affiliations, categories and descriptions in their selection process:

Competition Schedule:

  • Deadline to Submit & Collect Fees (non-refundable via Eventbrite): No later than Saturday, May 5th @ 10:00pm. Follow digital submission instructions and attach your Eventbrite receipt.
  • Photographers Notice of their acceptance sent by: Sunday, May 6.
  • Deadline to Deliver your Framed Work: Framed photographs must be delivered in person at the GEHC, Tuesday, May 22 @ 2:00 to 4:00 pm and again Saturday, May 26 @ 9:00 to 11:00 am. Framed work will be keep in the Museum’s Artifacts Storage until hung. 

If you have been accepted but can not make either of these dates or times, please send an email to  with at least one alternate date and time.  We will do our best to accommodate everyone.  Thank you.

  • Exhibit Duration: Saturday, June 2 – Saturday, August 11, 2018

NOTE: The GEHC building is closed to the public on Sunday.

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9 @ 2:00 pm
  • Awards Reception: In the GEHC’s Blue Planet Theatre on Saturday, August 4 @ 1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Exhibit Taken Down: Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Pickup: Photographer or Designated Person from Waiver may pick up work. Photo ID required.  Framed images will be available at the GEHC, Friday, August 17 @ 2:00 to 4:00 pm and Saturday, August 18 @ 9:00 to 11:00 am.  NO EARLY PICKUP.  
All entries must comply with all the following rules and requirements.