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NANPA Reaches Out, Launches Award


At its 12th Annual Summit, held earlier this year in Denver, the North American Nature Photography Association launched a community outreach event to bring together nature photographers and leaders in local conservation efforts.

As part of the proceedings, a special award was given to a current conservation project, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative: Pyramid Peak Trail Stabilization Project. The partnership of nonprofit organizations, concerned individuals and public agencies was formed in 1994 to protect and preserve the natural integrity of Colorado's 54 peaks over 14,000 feet.

Also new at the summit was a fine-art photography exhibit featuring members' work. This year, the show was held at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colo. More than 150 images were displayed for the week of the summit.

The association also announced the debut of its journal, Impressions, designed to allow members to share their images. For the initial juried collection, 300 photographers submitted more than 2,000 images.