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

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 $1,550 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)

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.

Fill out this form to nominate a photographer.

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!