2024 NBP International Awards Contest

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2024 NBP International Awards Contest

Enter your best nature and wildlife photos in the 2024 NBP International Awards Contest!

Competitions Page:

Contest Entry Page:

Contest Description:
You are invited to enter your best photos and videos in the 2024 Nature’s Best Photography International Awards! Cash prizes and awards totaling $20,000!
Details: President’s Message naturesbestphotography.org/news

Submissions are reviewed by our Judging Panel of experts in photography, wildlife, conservation, and film. Winners are selected for overall appeal, originality, conformity to rules, and technical quality.

We are seeking dramatic portraits, animal behavior, humorous displays, intimate interactions, young animals at play, macro closeups, sweeping landscapes, and other creative approaches to the art of nature photography to convey the beauty and diversity of nature in the following categories: Wildlife • Animal Antics • Art In Nature • Birds • Conservation Story • Landscapes • Ocean Views • Outdoor Adventure • Polar Passion • Video.

Questions about the contest or need help? Email awards@naturesbestphotography.org.

Rules (Guidelines):

March 15, 2024

Worldwide; All Countries

Judged Contest

No Age Requirement
Youth (18 years or younger as of 03/15/2024)

Varied Entry
$30 Adult / Free Youth entry.
May enter up to 25 images per entry; unlimited entries.

Grand Prize: $5,000
Best single image. Cash prize, Awards Plaque, publication in the Awards Edition of Nature’s Best Photography magazine, online presentations, and portfolio feature.

Youth Photographer of the Year: $1,000
Best single image by a photographer 18 years of age or younger as of March 15, 2024. Cash prize or the equivalent in equipment, Awards Plaque, publication in the Awards Edition of Nature’s Best Photography magazine, online presentations, and portfolio feature.

Category Winners: $1,000 each (10 categories)
Best in each category. Cash prize, Awards Plaque, publication in the Awards Edition, inclusion in online presentations.

Highly Honored Finalists:
Category finalists. Awards Certificate, publication in the Awards Edition, and online presentations.

2023 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, July 7-14

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2023 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, July 7-14

The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival is an annual 10-day Festival offering over 200 workshops in wildflower expertise each July, be it painting, pollination, photography, culinary arts, or leading hikes into the wild beyond in the heart of the Wildflower Capital of Colorado.

When Soul Road Trips Inc. meets Mountain West Photography some great workshops happen. Participate in photography workshops and outings with Jeff Johnson & David Snyder on July 6-8 and July 11-13.

Read more here . . . https://crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.org/adventure-photography-workshops/

June 2023 Field Trip: Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses

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LOCATION: 17 miles west of Maybell, Colorado. Maybell is on US40 west of Steamboat Springs & Craig

FOOD: No restaurants in Maybell, bring your own, a cooler with beer and some pretzels should do it

DATES: July 10-11 Drive there on Monday morning, shoot in the afternoon and Tuesday morning. Then drive home or stay another day and drive home on Wednesday.

SUBJECT: Wild horses, mustangs

ACCOMODATIONS: Victory Hotel: $95 per night, microwave in lobby,
9 rooms total, built in 1894, 970-272-3773
Red Rose Motel is closed

Campgrounds: across the street from Victory Hotel, toilets & showers $33/night, 970-623-0336

If rain persists the trip will be cancelled due to muddy roads.
Mosquito repellant, fill gas tank in Craig

July 12th General Meeting: Grand Landscape Photography: From Inspiration to Realization with Cindy Beckett

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Have you ever stood in front of a stunningly beautiful vista with camera gear ready, feeling inspired but not sure what to shoot or how to shoot it, or how to translate all of that drama into a compelling image? Cindy will explore some techniques for overcoming common challenges to realize your vision including isolating subjects, working under different lighting conditions, and collecting the right image information in the field to have more options in post-processing.

Join Cindy and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, July 12th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Cindy’s presentation following.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, July 12 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

June 12th General Meeting: Seasons of Our Mountains 2024 Calendar Voting

ECC calls on Members and past Winners to Step Up and Vote


Have a say to narrow the 150+ photo entries down to the 25 finalists for the iconic Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice 2024 calendar! Only Evergreen Camera Club members and 2021 – 2023 calendar finalists can join us in the anonymous vote to select this year’s 25 finalists*!  Now is an ideal time to renew or join our club. See all of the images submitted by our community and get to make your opinion count. Scroll down for important details.
* Mount Evans HHC&H Employees are also invited to vote

We have set the voting date to June 12th – Images will be displayed on the Evergreen Fire and Rescue projection system using Lightroom. The presenter’s screen will be shared via Zoom so both in-person and zoom attendees can vote: voting will be done using Google Forms as described below.

The Calendar Voting and Judging Process

Voting to select 25 finalists from the calendar entries will be judged by the membership of the ECC club and past winners, out of whomever participates either in-person or on the Zoom call for our June meeting.

As the calendar competition is open to everyone, and many ECC members and past winners have and are expected to enter, certainly those individuals will be voting on their own images along with everyone else. The artist names will not be disclosed so at most, voters will recognize only a few of the images out of however many we get (we expect 100-200). Thus we feel there will be minimal bias in this process.

Each image will get a score from 1 to 5, averaged from all votes cast to determine the 25 finalists. The finalists will then be voted on by the general public using the voting website tool used for last year’s competition (that link will be posted when the finalists have been uploaded).

Our intent is that this will yield an impartially-judged set of 12 images plus a cover image to comprise our final calendar, however, if we end up with some kind of imbalance, there is an editorial committee comprised of Mount Evans and ECC volunteers who may make minor adjustments to ensure a good end product (i.e. if 4 images of elk were to get the best scores, we may only include one or two). The remaining 12 images will be recognized as runners-up in the calendar.

Each year we enlist the aid of a guest photographer as a Judge to pick the Best of Show, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the winning 13 images selected at this event. This year our Judge will be TBD.

If you have any questions about this process, please send and email to webmaster@evergreencameraclub.com.

Voting Instructions: Important!!!

Display of submitted images and voting will begin at 7:00PM on Wednesday June 12th. Setup and testing will be from 6:30 to 7:00, be sure to get on-line in time to work out any kinks you may have with the links or the process.

There will be 4 different groups of images, divided by season. We will run through each group quickly so you can preview them and then go back more slowly with each photo title for the voting step.

Voting will be done using Google Forms – a “forms.gle” link (type-in) or QR code (scan) will be provided to get your browser to the voting sheet.

For those voting in-person – you should bring a smartphone, tablet, or laptop device for voting at the event.

For those voting by Zoom – you should Zoom using whatever device you have with the best display so you can see the entries clearly. You can use a separate device (such as your smartphone) to go to the Google Forms link so you can have a separate screen to make your voting selections. Alternately, you can use a browser and Zoom on the same device if you can manage the two windows.

Links to the Zoom and Voting form will be emailed to ECC members and past winners prior to the meeting.

Contest entry deadline is June 9th, so you still have time to enter your best local photos!

THIS EVENT IS MEMBERS-ONLY (and past winners).

Join us in-person at the fire station OR via Zoom:
Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm (6:30 testing time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

May 20th 2023 Field Trip: ECC Sculpture Walk & Photo Contest

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Did you know that there are well over 100 sculptures located around Evergreen? We will gather at 8am by Bergen Park Park-and-Ride where a number of these are placed and start a walking tour of those in this area. Be sure to bring appropriate walking shoes and whatever camera gear you want to use.

This photo shoot will not end with this Sculpture Walk, it is intended to continue throughout the summer on your own. The goal is to photograph as many sculptures as possible over the coming months.

In the Fall you will submit your best photos where they will be judged by a Sculpture committee member of the Center for the Arts Evergreen. There will also be an award to the person who has photographed the most sculptures. So do your best compositions and keep track of how many different sculptures you photograph.

Go to https://evergreenarts.org/evergreen-sculpture-walk where you can find a map showing all the sculpture locations in the Evergreen area and can download a printable copy.

A judging date will be announced in September, depending on the availability of the judge. This walk is open to all, but the contest is members only.

If interested in going, please be sure to RSVP on Meetup (click here) or email your RSVP to ECCevents@evergreencameraclub.com or to ask any questions.

DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2033
TIME: 8am to 12pm
LOCATION: Bergan Park Park & Ride, across from Center for the Arts Evergreen

March 2023 T&T: Paint Mines Interpretive Park with Tina Disorbio and Bill Vogel

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March 22nd 2023 T&T
Paint Mines Interpretive Park

The Paint Mines Interpretive Park is one of El Paso County’s unique open spaces. The Paint mines are named for their colorful clays that were collected by American Indians to make paint. Brightly colored bands, caused by oxidized iron compounds are found in varying amounts through out the many different layers of clay.

Four members of the Evergreen Camera club took a trip to explore and photograph these fantastic geological formations. Join us for an in-person presentation of what they discovered! We will meet on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 6:30 for social time and 7:00 for the presentation in the Evergreen Fire Station Auditorium. We will have NO ZOOM for this meeting.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Month of Photography Colorado

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Month of Photography Colorado

MOP 2023 Kicks Off March 1!
Ready…set…start exploring all Month of Photography Denver has to offer! With 147 events, 72 participating venues, and more than 500 local, national, and international artists on display, there’s something for everyone.

There’s no better place to start your MOP journey than right here at festival headquarters, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (1070 Bannock Street in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District).

Pick up a printed guide or browse the MOP Event Calendar and plan your festival experience today.
Go to denvermop.org

2022 Holiday Party and Year End Competition

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Evergreen Camera Club YEAR END PARTY!

MEMBERS ONLY In Person Dinner Party and Photo Contest

Time: Wednesday, December 14th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Troutdale Tavern
30790 Stagecoach Blvd
Evergreen, CO


  • Grilled chicken breast
  • salmon filet
  • holiday Waldorf salad
  • mixed greens
  • holiday vegetable medley
  • rice pilaf
  • dessert

Drinks: Non-alcoholic beverages provided; cash bar available

Cost: $30/person

To Pay, click on the Buy Now Button Below.
Reservations must be made by December 10th.
Your Payment is your RSVP:




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Use the “Pay with Credit Card” button
Photo Contest

Judge: Jeff Johnson

Enter two photos (maximum) per person as a beginner or advanced photographer.

Choose any of the four subject categories as a beginner or advanced entry:

  • People
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Animals/Wildlife
  • Miscellaneous

Submit your entries by logging in on this website to access the menu item “Contest” and then the “Year-End Contest” page or click the button below to enter (note: if it says you must log in but you are already, log out and back in again):

Click Here to Enter Your Photos Into the Contest!

Entries must be submitted by 6:00 pm Monday, December 12th. Submitter must be an ECC member in good standing and in attendance at the dinner to participate in the contest.

Awarded in each category, Best Image of the Year and Best Image of the Year Runner-Up, Beginner (if there are enough entries) and Advanced.

New members, students and guests welcome
Must be a member to participate in contest

Evergreen Camera Club