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. All permitted adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-capture or derivations, are not allowed.
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2017
The accepted prints will be retained for display in East Anglia in October 2017 and Edinburgh in February 2018. These prints will be returned after the 2018 exhibition opens in April 2018.
The closing date for the 2017 Exhibition is the 31st January 2017.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR PRINT PACKAGES TO THE EXHIBITION SECRETARY BEFORE THE 1st JANUARY.
Please use the Online Entry System, and make your payment via PayPal.
Online Entry System
This year's entry can 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, please use the Entry Form details below:
Page 1 - Dates, etc.
Pages 2 and 3 - Entry details
Page 4 - Rules
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.