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George Lepp and John Shaw are deep in discussion during the 2019 NANPA Summit conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo credit: Dawn Wilson
George Lepp and John Shaw are deep in discussion during the 2019 NANPA Summit conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo credit: Dawn Wilson

By Shirley Nuhn

How well do you know NANPA’s Summits?  Whether you’ve gone to only a few or have attended all of them, there are facts and just plain trivia you might have forgotten or never realized.  For part three of my blog on Summit history, I’ve put together a fun 20-question quiz with the help of my husband, John.  When you click on an answer, if it turns green, you’re right! If it turns red, well, try again. 

NANPA has a rich and interesting history spanning more than a quarter century. Members who joined more recently might not know some of the unique individuals and memorable events that came before them, so we asked Shirley Nuhn, who serves on NANPA’s History Committee, to share some of her memories. Those who have been members longer may enjoy these trips down memory lane, too. See Part I and Part II to brush up on your NANPA history.

Score:

15 or more correct, you are a NANPA Summit expert!
8 to 14 correct, you know much Summit history.
Less than 8 correct, you might want to attend more Summits!

1. NANPA has conducted Forums and then Summits (hereafter just called Summits) in eight states/provinces—annually at first and then biannually. Name them.
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2. Florida has hosted the most Summits.
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3. One photographer has been a keynote speaker nine times. Who?
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4. Over the years, 358 people have given breakouts, participated on panels, or presented Summit-connected workshops. Five have done ten or more. Name them.
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5. The late artist, photographer and ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson was instrumental in organizing a gathering of nature photography pros and enthusiasts in Jamestown, New York, in 1993, where the idea for NANPA was launched. How many Summits did he attend?
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6. Gordon Parks—photographer, composer, writer, and Renaissance man—was a special guest at which Summit?
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7. In 22 Summits, there have been 16 emcees. One person has emceed four times. Who?
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8. Who was the youngest emcee?
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9. A lot of work goes into putting on a large event like the Summit, and one of the hardest tasks is serving as the Summit Chair. One person has done it four times. Who?
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10. The Trade Show has been a large part of every Summit.
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Three men seated and in conversation. October 1-3, 1993. Roger Tory Peterson, Carl Sams, and George Lepp at the Photography Forum, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY.
October 1-3, 1993. Roger Tory Peterson, Carl Sams, and George Lepp at the Photography Forum, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY.
11. At every Summit since 1999, the NANPA Foundation has held fundraising events to support NANPA’s student programs and other projects. Some of these were silent auctions where items for auction were placed on tables with colored cloths. What were the colors?
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12. At one Summit, Mary Ann McDonald donned a red dress and wig and imitated Taylor Swift singing “Happy Birthday” to a NANPA Foundation donor.
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13. Nearly a third of attendees suffered from a type of flu bug and stayed in their rooms during all or part of a Summit. Where and when?
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14. What is the Summit where attendees stayed in individual cabins on the property instead of hotel rooms? (Hint: It also had a tree house!)
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15. Two Summits were set up where all attendees could attend every event (there were no breakouts presented at the same time). Name them.
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16. Presentation of the NANPA awards are part of every Summit. At one Summit two of the three Lifetime Achievement Award winners attended in person; the third could not for health reasons. So the NANPA president called him up during the ceremony and congratulated him on the phone so everyone could hear. Who was the award recipient, who was president and at what Summit?
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17. From 1996 to 2006, Summits were given a theme. What was the final named theme?
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18. At what Summit were attendees bused to a birding nature preserve for an evening presentation outdoors?
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19. At which Summit were attendees treated to a live symphony concert as they viewed images from Robert Glenn Ketchum and NANPA’s Showcase winners?
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20. Nearly every NANPA president has presided over a Summit during his or her time in office. Name the five presidents who didn’t.
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An audience member takes a cell phone shot of the presentation during Andrew Snyder’s breakout session at the 2019 NANPA Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo credit: Dawn Wilson

Three more on presidents (just for fun; these don’t count as part of your final score):

21. From how many states or provinces have NANPA presidents come from, at the time they held office?
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22. Colorado and Texas have each supplied three NANPA presidents.
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23. NANPA presidents mean there may also be First Ladies or First Gentlemen. One excelled at medical photography as well as nature. Who?
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So, how did you do? Are you a NANPA Summit expert or in need of a few more Summit experiences?

There’s always a lot to learn from NANPA, whether it’s NANPA webinars and Sip & Share, NANPA handbooks, regional events, or NANPA’s advocacy work in conservation, ethics, and intellectual property protection. And, of course, there’s NANPA’s Showcase photo competition opening on August 1 and the student scholarship programs funded by the NANPA Foundation, not to mention being part of the nature photography community here. When is the last time you took a look at all NANPA has to offer?

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