2016 – 2022: NWNL image in Smithsonian Exhibit
The “H2O Today / Water Matters” traveling exhibition by SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service) features a NWNL image by Alison M. Jones. SITES creates its exhibits for educational purposes. The Water Matters exhibit will be shown in various US communities from 2016 to 2022. See the H2O Today page for the itinerary. This teaching opportunity discusses our water usage and how water influences our lives. An online digital exhibit will run from 2016 to 2026. This exhibition is being developed by the Museum on Main Street (MoMS), a branch of SITES.
2016 Environmental Grant Announcement
The 2016 Philip Hyde Environmental Grant from North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Foundation was awarded to NWNL Director Alison Jones for her project of transcribing and posting 39 interviews of scientists, stakeholders and stewards in our three North American case-study watersheds: the Columbia River Basin, the Raritan River Basin, and the Mississippi River Basins.
2015 Photography Awards & Honors
- Grand Prize Winner / Winner in Rural Texas Water category: “Red River”
- Winner in Water Conservation & Drought category: “Rita Blanca National Grassland”
- Winner in Water Now and Then category: “Old Water Tower”
These were also featured in the May/June 2015 issue of Texas Rural Water Association’s bi-monthly publication, Quench, with NWNL’s “Old Water Tower” photo on the cover.
Distinguished Alumni Award from Far Hills Country Day School, Far Hills, NJ, was given to NWNL Director Alison Jones for her work as a documentary photographer focused on conservation and her role as Founding Director since 2006.
2012 Photography Awards
2011 Photography & Conservation Awards
- 1st PLACE – Outstanding Achievement in Children of the World, “A child’s game in Uganda”
- Nominee in Children of the World
“Ugandan children study visitors to Bwindi N.P.”
Photographer of the Month by the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) honors NWNL Director Alison Jones with a Q&A interview about her focus on watershed conservation in May, 2011.
Eagle Conservation Awards from Rutgers University were given to NWNL Director Alison Jones, and to the NWNL video team, Associated Pictures, at Rutgers’ 3rd Annual Raritan River Initiative Conference, June 2011. The award was announced after the screening of their film A Sustainable Perspective: The Raritan River Basin, which documents threats to the Raritan River Basin and current restoration efforts.
2010 Photography Awards
- Honorable Mention, portrait category
“Maasai woman dressed for wedding ceremony” selected to be published Dec. 2010 in Photography Masters Cup magazine “The PHOTO Paper”
Winning portrait images can be viewed here: Winners Gallery 2010 | Masters Cup
- Exceptional Image: “Ethiopian man with AK 47”
- Award of Excellence:
“The Red Barn”
Only 30 images out of hundreds of submissions were chosen for this honor. This image is from northeastern Washington in the mid-Columbia River Basin.
Portrait of a Global Woman Contest by Global Woman Magazine:
- First Prize: “Three Generations of Women Looking Out Over the Omo River”
Global Woman is a premier quarterly magazine and monthly webzine that covers the latest issues on women around the world. The publication serves to connect women from coast to coast and beyond, catering to their needs and giving voice to the many issues that affect their daily lives.
2009 Photography & Conservation Awards & Honors
Scott Pearlman Field Award for Science and Exploration by the Scott Pearlman Field Award Committee was given to No Water No Life as fiscal support for its Mara River Basin Expedition to Kenya and Tanzania that included Alison Jones as Lead and Photographer and Alison Fast as Videographer.
Expedition Flags from the Explorers Club and from WINGS WorldQuest were awarded to No Water No Life to carry on its Mara River Basin Expedition to Kenya and Tanzania that included Alison Jones as Lead and Photographer and Alison Fast as Videographer.
Explorers Club Flag #93 was first carried to Colorado’s Salmon River (in 1939) and then to eastern Libya and Semliki in Uganda. WINGS WorldQuest Flag #13 is from our NWNL fiscal sponsor.
2009 PX3 Essence of Water and
2009 “Prix de la Photographie, PARIS” Px3 exhibition:
Photo Essay “Omo River Tribes in Ethiopia” (images 3 – 7)
exhibited in Farmani Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
3rd Annual Photography Masters Cup sponsored by International Color Awards:
Nominee in 3 categories: People, Photojournalism, Portrait
Images 1, 2, 8 and 9 selected to be published Oct. 2009 in World Photographic Arts Magazine “The World In Photography”
2008 Photography Awards & Honors
Juried by Harvey Stein, New York photographer, this national competition of photography and photo-based artwork interprets the title phrase in unexpected ways, from the silly to the sublime, from inflatables to explosions to angry “blow-ups.”
Expedition Flags from the Explorers Club and from WINGS WorldQuest were awarded to No Water No Life to carry on its Columbia River Basin Expedition in British Columbia and its Omo River Basin Expedition in Ethiopia.
2007 Conservation Awards & Honors
Commendation for Report for Columbia University’s Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) Forest Ecology course: “Proposed Management Plan for Ethiopia’s Nech Sar National Park” (PDF, 16 MB — low-res PDF, 4 MB)
Scott Pearlman Field Award for Science and Exploration by the Scott Pearlman Field Award Committee was given to No Water No Life as fiscal support.
Eliza Bailey Masters Award for Commitment to Community Service