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November 2022 SANP Photo Challenge

  • 11/05/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The University of Tennessee Arboretum located at 901 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 37830.


  • Only SANP club members may register.

Registration is closed

Sponsor: Ron McConathy,, 865-387-8673 (mobile)

Location: The University of Tennessee Arboretum located at 901 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 37830. All photographs must be made while the photographer is standing inside the Arboretum property boundary. Arboretum information is at .

Date & Time: Saturday, 5 November, 2022, between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Maximum Number of Participants (5 minimum for judging): No maximum.

Purpose of this Challenge:  The purpose of this challenge is to photograph fall colors and scenes at the UT Arboretum. The photographers should try to capture the feeling of autumn in their images. Any applicable subjects allowed in the 2022 Salon can be photographed (see Salon 2022 for categories).

Challenge Procedure:  You must register for this challenge if you want to submit images for judging. You will receive a registration confirmation. You may submit up to three images for judging, following the guidelines below for file naming, file size, and deadline. Before the images are posted to Zenfolio for judging, the Administrator will replace the Participant's name with an assigned Participant Number to help ensure image anonymity during the judging. If you have questions, contact Ron McConathy,

If a Participant wants his/her images displayed on Zenfolio but not judged, that can be stated in the email with the submissions.

Note: Challenge image submissions will be posted in a Challenge Gallery on the SANP Zenfolio website accessible to the public; winners will be displayed on SANP social media, the SANP website, and in the SANP Newsletter.

Equipment Specifications:

    Camera: Any handheld type of camera is allowed. (Drones are NOT allowed.)
    Lens focal length: Only lens focal lengths from 14–300 mm may be used (35mm equivalent focal lengths).
    Filters: Neutral density, polarizing, and closeup filters may be used.
    Flash: On-camera or off-camera flash is NOT allowed.
    Tripod: Any tripod is allowed.
    Cell Phone: Any cell phone is allowed.
    Other: The photographer must get signed model releases from any people recognizable in a photograph.
    Photography Technique Specifications: None
    Processing Technique Specifications: None

Entering Challenge Images for Judging

Entries must be received by midnight, 12 Nov, 2022. Participants may submit up to three JPEG digital image files (not over 4 MB each). The Participant’s copyright information and the image metadata must be embedded in the submitted image files.

Send your entries to Entries received late, too large, or not in the proper file name format will not be judged. If you want your images displayed on Zenfolio but not judged, state that when you submit the images.

Name the digital files in the following format:



    SANPPC stands for ‘SANP Photography Challenge’ (do not change this)
    202211 is the year and month (month is always two digits)
    a is the participant’s first entry (b = second entry, c = third entry)

    A_Photographer is the photographer’s first initial and last name

Contacts:     Jerry Whaley, President       Julie Glibbery, Membership Manager       General Information

Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located near the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.
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