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Open Competition "Visions of Nature" 2017

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From Poland our colleagues present us a highly recommended competition: "Visions of Nature 2017":

"We strongly encourage all nature photographers to participate in this year's open competition "Vision of Nature 2017".

Each year, the most important and exciting event of the International Nature Photography Festival Nature Visions is an open competition for multimedia presentations (diaporam). The aim of the competition is to present the widest range of photographic looks to the wonders of nature. By combining the image with the music, the authors have a unique opportunity to show their own vision of the beauty of nature on a large screen in an original and exciting way, which will fall into the memory of the audience gathered for a long time.

Deadline for submissions is October 16, 2017.

Applications entitled "Visions of Nature 2017" can be sent by:

  • Mail or courier services to: Jerzy Łapiński ul. Lebiodowa 17z 04-674 Warsaw (on CD / DVD).
  • E-mail to the Organizer's address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (the addressee confirms receipt the application).
  • Virtual disks such as: Google Drive, Dropbox, SkyDrive, Wetransfer with a link to the Organizer's address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Addressee confirms receipt of the application.

The winner of the Grand Prix will receive the main prize - the CANON EOS 7D Mark II. The sponsor of this award is CANON Poland.
In total, the value of material prizes in this year's competition will amount to about 15 thousands zł.

For more information: ZPFP "Visions of Nature" 2017

We invite you to participate in the contest!

 

Vision of Nature 2016

Vision of Nature 2016

2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year Competition

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INVITATION

The International Federation of Wildlife and Nature Photography invites our members of each association to participate in the 2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year Competition, open from 1st of May 2017 at zero hour to 10th of June 2017 at midnight.

The 2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year Competition is open to all participants officially registered in an IFWP association at the date of entry.

It is an online competition, the participants shall select and upload their images in this site: http://ifwp.pixall.es

All uploaded images must have been taken after 10th of June 2013 at midnight.

There are several categories for different disciplines in nature photography in which photographers of any age can participate and IFWP will announce a Category winner, and 3 Finalist in each category in both Editions, General and Young (born after 1996).

From the category winners the jury will chose the picture to be the 2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year in both Editions, General and Young (born after 1996).
 
 
CATEGORIES

C1 – Landscapes
C2 – Birds
C3 – Mammals
C4 – Invertebrates
C5 – Other Animals
C6 – Vegetation + Fungi
C7 – Artistic and abstract
C8 – Human and Nature
 
  Christoph Ruisz, VTNÖ, Austria - White Beauty.  Winner 2016 Photograph of the Year 2016
 

News from Natuur in Beeld (Netherlands)

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Natuur in Beeld, from Netherlands, has new activities: 30th anniversary exhibition on 14 and 15 January

Next General Assembly

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OUR PRESIDENT CALLS FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Dear IFWP Members,

As you probably all know now, the unanimous refusal to disband the IFWP has triggered reaction and motivated several of our Members’ members to volunteer to join the IFWP Council and be elected to form a new Board.

Be part of the birth of a new IFWP by making sure that your association casts its vote at the coming General Assembly Online 
Friday, January, 24:00 hour to Sunday, January 8 at 24:00 (Paris time) .

This very special general assembly has only one line to its agenda:

ELECTIONS TO THE NEW IFWP COUNCIL AND BOARD
Four persons are ready to join the new Council and have applied to be elected as members of the Board in the following positions:

PRESIDENT: JOSÉ B. RUIZ (AEFONA, Spain)
VICE PRESIDENT: PAL HERMANSEN (Norske Naturfotografer /Norway)
SECRETARY: ANITA CAMPBELL (PhotoNatura/ Sweden)
TREASURER: SVEND ERIK WEST HANSEN (NaturFotografer i Danmark, Denmark)

Three persons are ready to join the new Council as members
KARI LOIMU (Suomen Luonnonvalokuvaajat, Finland)
MARIAN ZELINA (SAFP/ Slovakia)
FILIP VAN BOVEN (BVNF/Belgium)

The IFWP’s future is in your hands, just make sure that only one person votes for you club.
To cast your association’s vote, please send back the attached document with your answers to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NB:
KARLO PESJAK (PhotoNatura/ Sweden) remains member of the IFWP council and will be re-elected or replaced at next live GA according to the Council roster sent with last GA online agenda...

TAMAS PALFALVI, (PhotoNatura /Hungary) has recently sent his resignation from the Council. He will be replaced by Kari Loimu until the end of Tamas term (until next live GA, according to the Council roster sent with last GA online agenda.)

News from BVNF (Belgium)

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From Belgium, new activities!


IFWP News

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In the meanwhile the General Assembly is called to vote the new board, we have started making some work.

- Facebook. There is new Facebook page for news of the IFWP. This fanpage is administrated by our secretary Anita Campbell (Sweden) and our website coordinator Almudena Marcos (Spain): IFWP Fanpage

- Website and Facebook. A small team of 3 people is working now on the website updating news and making an inform for improving contents and sections.

- Teaching. We have 2 persons starting translating and proofing PDF articles to be uploaded on a special section in our website and facebook. This is starting with basic teaching but also advanced following José B. Ruiz Method of learning translated from spanish with more than 5 million downloads. It will be available from mid January: Un año de fotografía

- New clubs are following our developments:  ASCPF, AFNI, MONTPHOTO, AFONIB, ASAFONA, FONAMAD, RUWP - Allrussian All regional Union of wildlife photographers. VADON... Let´s wait until January to send them the info to become members.

- New document for members aceptation and fees. It will have a section in our website so that any club can check the fees and procedures. If any club needs it in advance it is now available.

- New guide for associations. Developed from AEFONA Spain this is in word, pdf and e-book format to download. The Spanish version is available at AEFONA website, but it is being proofed in English and soon available. It is plenty of advices for boards and members about how to manage an association, specially how to keep high hopes and work together for a common interest.

Please keep updated in our website and Facebook.

News from AEFONA (Spain)

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We would like to share with you information about two photography contests and also more details about the AEFONA congress of this year in Antequera (Málaga).

At the end of October we have known the results of the prestigious French competition for nature photography "Montier Festival Photo". Up to 1,422 international photographers have participated and some AEFONA´s members are among the winners in different categories:

- Landscape category: Père Soler Isern,Miquel Artus Illana y Mario Suárez Porras.

- Nature as art: Andrés Miguel Domínguez.

- Other animals: Salvador Colvée Nebot

Please follow the link to see the winners and their work: Montier Festival Photo

The last 21 of October had place the meeting and faillure of the jury, corresponding to the awards of the photo contest of environment of Colmenar Viejo 2016, that has already with more than 25 years of history.AEFONA has an special award in the contest and the winner in this category was Katy Gómez López.

Please follow the link to see the winners: colmenarviejo.com

And now, regarding our congress, finally we can confirm a lot of information on our guests, national and international, for the days 6 to 8 of December in Antequera (Málaga). 

As national photographers, we will listen to the speeches of Marina Cano, Andrés Miguel Dominguez, Salvador Colvée, Nicolás Resusens, Eduardo Blanco Mendizabal, Sergio Marijuan, Iñaki Larrea, Fran Rubia y Félix Fernández Calvillo.

As international photographers we will be able to listen to Jorge Silva from Mexico, Ole Jorgen from Norway, Ugo Mellone from Italy-Spain, Sergio Pedrero from Mexico and Jon Andoni Juárez from Berlin-Spain.

We are also organizing more activities to see and photograph the nature of around Antequera that will be at dawn and at night.

There will be as well two photography exhibitions from AEFONA, one at the hotel and the other one at the Town Hall of Antequera.

We will have book signing, our AEFONA merchandising store and lots of surprises! Do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or help to assist to our XXIV AEFONA’s congress in Antequera (Málaga) from 6 to 8 of December.

Hereby you have a link to more detailed information:

XXIV Congreso AEFONA

AEFONA Executive Board 2015

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On December 6, 2014, the General Assembly of AEFONA voted a new Executive Board, consisting of:

President: Pablo Bou Mira

Vice-president: Raúl Sáez Sáez

Secretary: Rosana Pita Aneiros

Treasurers: Cata Loshuertos Tous and Concepción Gutiérrez Álvarez

Members: Mabel Jover Atienza, Adelina Sánchez Ortiz, Jaume Sellart Parreño, Javier Alonso Torre and Pablo Sánchez Sánchez.

 

Pablo Bou MiraRaúl Sáez SáezRosana Pita AneirosCata Loshuertos TousConcepción Gutiérrez Álvarez

Exhibition Natuur In Beeld - Holland

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Exhibition Natuur In Beeld January 2015

Nature Photographers Association Natuur In Beeld in The Netherlands hold its second-annual exhibition on Saturday 24 and Sunday, January 25th, 2015. 
In the hall 150 nature photos with a wide variety of subjects made in our beautiful nature in the last two years. Our club series, a nature film and a number of audio-visual series will be showed by our members. During the exhibition, our members will be present to talk about the work shown to you.

The event takes place in 't Spectrum, Steeg 9, Schijndel, The Netherlands. 

Opening hours are on saturday, January 24 12:00-18:00 and sunday, January 25 10:00-17:00.

You are welcome, entrance is free.

Photo Henk Vennix: Puffin (Alca artica)

 

AEFONA NEWS June 2014

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AEFONA will be present at the 3rd International Meeting of Nature Photographers, which will be held in Argentina, August 15th-18th. In previous editions, AEFONA have projected several audio-visuals and participated via Skype presenting our activities. See: www.aefona.org/noticias/40514/904

Like in previous years, the photography contest MONTPHOTO 2014 offers a special price for the members of AEFONA who participate in it. See  www.aefona.org/noticias/200514/921

The 1st International Festival of Nature Photography was held during two days in June in Vielha, Lleida, Spain, in cooperation with the county Aran Valley and the community Vielha. Presentations were given by Antonio Liébana, Pablo Bou, Alfonso Lario and many others. We hope this meeting will be the first of many in the coming years. See www.aefona.org/noticias/270514/933.

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