External Competitions

The George W. Glennie Memorial Nature Salon

Entry Submittal Timeframe
Entries are open January 10th and closes on February 4th
What is the Glennie Nature Salon?
The Glennie Nature Salon is an annual inter-club photograph competition.  The Merrimack Valley Camera Club located in Massachusetts will host and conduct the 36th annual George W. Glennie Nature Salon. Judging will be held at the Greater Lynn Photographic Association located in Massachusetts. This is a premier, international all-nature club competition of digital images known for its diversity of subjects which range from animals to botany to landscapes. In the animal categories, birds and mammals are usually well represented, but each year about a third of the entries are invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians or marine & freshwater life.


To participate in the 2018 Glennie Nature Salon, please review the rules:

  • This exhibition takes place in digital format only - no printed pictures.
  • Color and monochrome will be accepted.
  • Your photographs must follow the “PSA Nature Division Definition of Nature Photography”.  See definition below
  • Not more than two picture-files per club member. There is no fee for participation.
  • Format: JPEG (.jpg) not to exceed 1 Megabyte per file.
  • Photo size in pixels: Not larger than 1024 in width and 768 in height. If you do not know how to resize your image, the CCB will resize them for you.
  • Suggested color space: sRGB.
  • E-mail by February 4th, 2018 to info@ccbrevard.com
  • Email your one or two photographs to info@ccbrevard.com
  • File naming: Your photo must contain your First and Last Name followed by the Photograph Title. i.e. Joe Smith Beautiful Bird.JPG  Please, no file numbers or characters.
  • The Glennie Nature Salon provides recognition to top scoring photographs.
  • Remember, all you have to do is submit your images to the CCB.


PSA's Nature Division Definition of Nature Photography

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat.  Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections.  Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species. Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.

  • Competition Name: Glennie Memorial Nature Salon
    Sponsoring Organization: Merrmimack Valley Camera Club
    Submission Deadline: 02/04/2018 - 11:45pm
    Submit your images to this Email Address: info@ccbrevard.com
    Images Judged On: 14 April 2018