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Keep reading to learn more about our open calls for entry, along with masterclasses, media labs, and more.

Early Bird Lodging Discounts for the 2022 Summit!

For the first time in our organization's thirty-year history, Jackson Wild will host its annual summit outside of the United States this fall from September 26 - 30, 2022 at Neusiedler See - Seewinkel National Park. With generous financial support from Land Burgenland, along with Burgenland Tourism and National Park Neusiedler See - Seewinkel, we will host an in-person summit that convenes international stakeholders and industry thought leaders for impactful workshops, panels, and events. Just south of Austria’s capital city Vienna, Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts exceptional natural beauty. Burgenland’s unique landscape and extraordinary biodiversity make it the perfect backdrop for this year’s Summit as a place to inspire and strengthen our commitment to nature.

Book your lodging before June 15, 2022 and take advantage of our discounted group rates!

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Apply today for the 2022 Jackson Wild Media Lab, an immersive filmmaking experience engaging the next generation of science, conservation, and natural history storytellers. For seven days, Media Lab fellows will work with instructors and mentors to gain hands-on filmmaking experience with professional equipment and expand their networks with peers and industry professionals. Want to see the Media Lab in action? Watch the trailer HERE on our Instagram.

Learn More and Apply

There's always something new to discover on the Jackson Wild Collective. From job opportunities to special interest groups, the Collective is a great place to stay in touch with other members of the industry. We're proud to present a new Narration Writing Masterclass - an opportunity for Collective members to take their narration writing skills to the next level in crafting more impactful stories. Led by Carol L. Fleisher, an award-winning writer, producer and director with over 40 years of experience in the natural history/documentary industry, this ­7-week online interactive masterclass will offer practical tips from some of the best writers and insightful network commissioners in the natural history field.

Not a member of the Collective yet? Join today!

The call for entries to the Jackson Wild Media Awards is open! Media today deepens understanding of the world around us, inspires commitment to protect and restore the natural systems upon which all life depends and empowers the radical changes that will be required to do so. Nature film's equivalent to the Oscars, the Jackson Wild Media Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in nature, science, and conservation storytelling. Projects completed since June 1, 2021 are eligible to enter. The competition deadline is June 1, 2022.

Enter Your Film

Jackson Wild is seeking nominations for the 2022 Special Jury Recognitions. First introduced in 2021, Jackson Wild's Special Jury Recognitions are not a competition—but rather a recognition by a jury of peers—celebrating impactful individuals and innovative content pushing the frontiers of storytelling about nature, science, and conservation. Nominations are free to submit, with Special Jury Recognitions curated and showcased to define key conversations at the annual Jackson Wild Summit in September 2022. The deadline to nominate a project or individual is June 1.

Submit A Nomination

Photos in this newsletter courtesy of: Villa Vita, Soul of the Ocean / Howard Hall, YOUTH v GOV / Christi Cooper, Seabird / Conor Ferris.

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