Members' Annual Exhibition

Please note that you must be a member of the Nature Group, to be eligible to enter this Exhibition.


Definition of Nature

All images must convey the truth of what the author saw at the time of taking. Any manipulation must be confined to exposure adjustments and the removal of minor blemishes or distractions. The final image must have been produced from a single negative, transparency or digital recording and must not be a combination of images. The only exception is focus stacking,

The Exhibition rules include the above definition. Click here for details.


Online Entry
This year's entry can again be made online via the following link:

Please use this method if possible. Digital entries, including digital copies of print entries, can be uploaded, and payment made, via the entry website.

If you cannot use the online entry system, they you can use the entry form printed in the Winter edition of the IRIS, or download a copy below:
      Page 1 - Dates, etc.
      Pages 2 and 3 - Entrant and Image details
      Page 4 - Rules

      All pages

Please do not send manual entries or prints to the Exhibition Secretary before the 1st January.

The closing date for the 2018 Exhibition is the 31st January 2018.

This year you can enter all 4 categories for the same low fee of £8.

OVERSEAS ENTRANTS - Please use the online entry system and make payment via PayPal.

Exhibition format

There are four categories, two for prints and two for digital images, with each category being judged separately. Also, up to four images can be submitted into each category.

The two sub-categories are:
   A - All creatures - birds, mammals, reptiles, marine life, insects, etc.
   B - All plant life (including flora, fungi, lichens) and all other subjects,
         including geological and microscopy, plus patterns, design and form
         found within nature.

Two Gold Medals are awarded, one to the best print and the other to the best digital image of the Exhibition. Four Bronze Medals are awarded, one for the best image in each category. In addition, there are certificates for Selector, Highly Commended and Commended awards.

The ‘Tony Wharton Trophy' is awarded to the most successful entrant across all categories.