George W. Glennie Nature Salon


Attention: All Lancaster Photography Association (LPA) members have the opportunity to enter an interclub competition and have our club represented in the 38th annual George W. Glennie Nature Salon. This is an international salon and would give our club members some experience comparing our work against clubs around the country, as well as the world. So, if you are interested, please upload your images on the LPA website’s competition area. It is free to all active members. The competition area will allow you to enter up to five (5) images.

Our club will enter ten (10) images with up two (2) images per maker. LPA members will select which images will best fit the rules from the images submitted. We would suggest that you upload at least three (3) images which would make the choices easier.

Salon entries close on February 28, 2019 so LPA entries should be submitted by February 8th, 2019 for selection.

So, here is a chance to show off your best nature images. Following are the categories and rules that will help you pick which images you would like to enter.

For questions, please contact Terry Dickerson at

Looking forward to seeing some great images.

This salon has several categories within the nature theme, the categories are:

  1. Animals (consists of the following categories)
    • Birds
    • Invertebrates - Insects, Mollusks (snails etc.), Arachnids, Annelids (worms), Crustaceans
    • Reptiles
    • Amphibians
    • Mammals
    • Marine and Freshwater Life - Fish, Marine Crustaceans/Mammals, Starfish, Corals etc.
  2. Botany
  3. Landscape

The Glennie presents awards to both club and individual images. Club awards include:

  • Top five (5) Clubs Total Score - based upon aggregate score
  • Top five (5) Clubs Diversity Award - determined by totaling the highest image scores for each category entered.

Individual image awards include:

  • Best of Show
  • Best Wildlife
  • Best of Category (Birds, Invertebrates, Reptiles, Amphibians, Mammals, Marine & Freshwater Life, Botany, and Landscape).

Some categories may be further sub-divided, depending on the number of entries in that category. Several individual Honor Awards will also be presented based on the level of submissions in each category/sub-category.

Each digital image may have a maximum width of 1024 pixels and a maximum height of 768 pixels. The image must be submitted in JPEG (.jpg) format, and the size is limited to no more than 1 Megabyte (MCool. It is suggested that the image resolution be no greater the 100 pixels per inch (ppi) and that the color space be sRGB.

Each image should be titled. Titles should be 50 characters or less including characters a-z, A-Z, 0-9, space and underscore. No other characters are allowed.

This competition must comply with the Photographic Society of America Nature Division’s rules for nature. A copy of the rules is below:

“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.”

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Date: 17-Oct
Venue: LPA Competition
Theme: Nature
Submission Deadline:
10-Oct 11:59PM

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