Trust all of you are having a terrific summer and getting lots of great photos. As you are taking images, remember that the Nature Visions Photo Expo is coming this November 1-3 and that there is a great photo competition which you are eligible to enter. Here are some key dates which merit your attention.
August 13- Date you can begin to upload images for the competition.
Sept. 6- Deadline to enter images and resubmit if they are turned down by the review committee. After this date you can submit images up until Sept. 13, but if the image is rejected by the review group you will not be able to resubmit the image.
Sept. 13- Final date for uploading images to the competition.
Sept. 14-17- Final review by review committee.
Sept. 18- Judging begins
Oct. 2- Judging ends
Oct. 3-4- Stats collection to determine results
Oct. 5- Announcement of images that are juried into the expo
Oct. 8, 15, 22- Matted prints of accepted images collected at NVPS meetings
Oct. 29- Last date to submit printed images
Nov. 1- Prints delivered to expo and put on exhibit.
I will be discussing print matting at the club meetings in September. For submitting images, I will send out detailed instructions prior to Aug. 13. A key here is that you must be registered to sign up. Your user name will be the email address that you use as a club member. If you cannot remember which email address you use, please contact me. Also, if you have a family membership with your spouse or other family member and you use the same email address for both or all of the family members who are included, then please contact me so we can change things around for you as each person will require a different email address. This email address will also be used when you register for sessions at the expo and enable you to get the discounts that are available to all members of the NV participating clubs. (NOTE: Only members who are on the club rolls prior to June 31 are eligible to participate in the competition and for the discount.)
A reminder that there are two main categories of images for the competition—Nature Images, and Photo Art. There are strict rules for entering either category so please go to the NV website at https://naturevisions.org/event/expo-information/expo-submissions/https://naturevisions.org/event/expo-information/expo-submissions/ for information on submitting images.
Finally, the 2019 Expo is shaping up to be one of the best ever. The keynote speaker have been lined up and include Ralph Lee Hopkins, Amy Gullick and Cole Thompson. In addition, there will be many top notch photographers presenting at the Expo who have not been with us before. Stay tuned on the NV webpage as more announcements are made.
And as is always the case, don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or require further information.
NVPS Rep to Nature Visions