Matt Payne Photography Blog: The Inaugural “F-Stop Collaborate And Listen” Podcast Landscape Conservation Award - August 12, 2019

Nominations close on 12/31/19!

The “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast Landscape Conservation Award will recognize an individual photographer who is highly involved in conservation issues within their local communities or within the landscape and nature photography community. This can be through their writing, speaking, photography projects, or community organizing efforts. Additionally, this award seeks to recognize an individual that is actively practicing the Nature First Principles. In partnership with our Patreon supporters, the “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast presents the prestigious honor, which consists of at least $1,570 and a crystal award or plaque, which showcases the photographer’s achievements among their peers. We aim to grow the total award amount through donations and sponsorships.

Big Blue Wilderness (2017)

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The “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast Landscape Conservation Award is a productive investment in conservation and ethics among landscape and nature photographers. It recognizes and celebrates extraordinary achievement in conservation efforts and hopes to inspire countless others by example and provides a prominent platform by which landscape and nature photography community leaders are recognized as conservation ambassadors to citizens outside of the landscape and nature photography community.

AWARD CRITERIA

These are the base criteria that are used by an independent panel of professional landscape and nature photographers to evaluate each application for the “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast Landscape Conservation Award.

RESPONSIBILITY

The award seeks photographers that actively practice and promote the Nature First Principles in their communities and where they photograph.

LEADERSHIP

The award seeks photographers who are highly involved in conservation issues within their local communities or within the landscape and nature photography community. This can be through their writing, speaking, or community organizing efforts.

IMPACT

The award seeks photographers that use their photographs to tell stories about conservation issues and/or initiatives, achieving tangible impact that helps advance conservation.

OUTREACH

The award seeks photographers that use their platform(s) to educate others to learn the importance of conservation issues and educates others about or inspires others to practice the Nature First Principles.

SPONSOR OR DONATE

The “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast seeks others to join this effort and to increase the amount of the award. We offer corporate sponsors or individual investors an opportunity to align themselves with outstanding nature and landscape photographers, while helping to ensure that these photography conservationists receive the recognition they deserve. Our sponsors enjoy broad exposure on our podcast among key target audiences of landscape and nature photographers. Contact Matt Payne for more information. 

To donate directly use the button below. All donors and sponsors will be recognized.

Nominations close on 12/31/19.

Self-nominations are allowed.

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Current Sponsors:

Shimoda Designs is an adventure camera bag company that produces some of the most amazing bags and equipment for landscape and adventure photographers! Shimoda founder Ian Millar is a lifelong explorer, snowboarder and product designer known for developing some of the most innovative camera bags in the world. Shimoda is his new venture which represents the culmination of all his experiences and utilizes the most advanced materials and technologies available to minimize the pain, fatigue and suffering that comes with foul mountain conditions. Shimoda products are a direct reflection and reaction to the outdoor lifestyle that Ian and his adventure photographer friends love so much. Shimoda is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conservation Award a bag of their choice, core unit, roller and accessory case - a $779 value!


Viewbug is a popular photo sharing and contest website. Members of Viewbug can submit their photographs to specialized contests and win amazing prizes. There are a lot more benefits of membership as well, so check it out. Viewbug is donating a viewbug PRO+ membership to the winner of the award. This is a $179 value.


Reed Art & Imaging is a fine art print lab located in Denver, Colorado. They are my print lab of choice for my high-end acrylic prints. Reed employs a unique technology for their acrylic prints that no other print lab in the United States uses called Diasec. The results are stunning. I also believe that Reed has some of the best customer service in the business and I recommend them to everyone I talk to! Reed is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conversation Award a $500 credit towards the purchase of a Diasec Acrylic Print.


Tamron is a camera lens manufacturer and makes some of the world's best lenses for landscape and nature photography. Tamron is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conservation Award a 45mm f/1.8 Di VC lens- a $599 value!


QT Luong is donating a limited edition copy of his award winning photo book, "Treasured Lands." I've enjoyed QT Luong's book in person and can tell you its one of the best photo books on the market. This limited edition version is valued at $245.


UPDATES

Update 8/12/19: $500 donation received from Anonymous. Current award is $1,500!

Update 8/15/19: $50 donation received from Anonymous. Current award is $1,550!

Update 8/21/19: $20 donation received from Ken Kelchtermans. Current award is $1,570