Georgia Nature Photographers Association

In celebration of Gwinnett County’s bicentennial, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center and the Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) are hosting an amateur photography competition and exhibit spotlighting local nature scenes with historical significance.

Entitled “Native Wildlife, Native Flora, Landscapes, Historic Structures and Cultural Imagery,” the exhibit connects to the County’s bicentennial celebration by highlighting natural resources and the environmental landscapes that have influenced Gwinnett throughout its history. While submissions must be original and taken in the Southeastern United States, participants are encouraged to place emphasis on Gwinnett County.

“The GNPA is excited to partner with the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center as this photography exhibit educates and promotes appreciation for Gwinnett’s varied natural resources, its history, and its cultural diversity,” said Stewart Woodard, Gwinnett Chapter coordinator of the GNPA.

The photo competition is open to all amateur photographers. Participants can enter in two divisions (novice and enthusiast) and five categories (native wildlife, native flora, landscapes, historic structures and cultural imagery).

The GNPA charges an entry fee for participants. The fee structure varies depending on the number of entries.  Members of the GNPA pay a discounted fee. In an effort to encourage as much participation as possible, full-time students under the age of 21 are allowed to enter with no fee. No more than six images are allowed from a single photographer. Only three entries can be placed in any single category. Entries must be submitted electronically to by April 27at 10 p.m.

For a complete listing of rules, fees and submission requirements, please visit

Selected entries will be displayed at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center from June 2 until Aug. 11. The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center is located at 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford.

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