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The Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association is pleased to announce a program to provide selected college students working on degrees in natural resource sciences and management or photography-related fields an opportunity to attend an our annual meeting.

Preference will be given to selection of full-time students based on their residence in North or South Carolina or attendance (current or within the past 12 months) at an institution of higher learning in North or South Carolina and their ability and desire to integrate sound resource stewardship and nature photography.

Selected students will be provided with a gratis registration to the CNPA Annual Meeting, a shared hotel room at the meeting site, meals and/or meal stipend, a travel stipend, a CNPA member "mentor" for the Annual Meeting, and an annual membership in CNPA.

After the meeting, students will provide a short essay on how the CNPA Annual Meeting has been helpful to them and share 3 to 5 nature images. CNPA may use selected text and images to help promote the CNPA student program.

The 2009 CNPA Annual Meeting will be held March 12-15, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Hilton Charlotte University Place. World-renowned photographer Frans Lanting will be sharing some of his imagery and the techniques involved. Richard Bernabe will discuss how he captures his stunning Applachian landscapes and southeastern Atlantic coast shots. Pam Barbour will share some post processing techniques to take images from ordinary to extraordinary. Bill Fortney will share imagery, techniques, and stories from his "America from 500 feet" project. There will be equipment and software vendors and ample opportunity for interaction with other photographers.

If you are interested in applying for the CNPA Student Program, please complete and submit the application below to: by January 31, 2009.

CNPA Student Application Form

Note: The application form is in Rich-text Format (RTF), which should be usable in most word processing programs. If you have trouble downloading or opening the application form, please contact