Call for Entries Glennie Nature Salon 2021

Jacksonville Camera Club is accepting entries from members for our submission to the Glennie Nature Salon which is hosted by the Merrimack Valley Camera Club(MVCC). This is a competition for clubs, so we will collect entries from our members, select 10 and submit those.

Each member may submit up to 5 images for consideration, but only two images from any one person can be included in our 10. Please note that if you are a member of more than one club, your total entries are still limited to 2.

JCC is collecting entries until 31 December 2020.

Please review the Image Preparation and Judging sections below before submitting images.

Entries should be emailed to A confirmation of receipt will be returned to you.

Image Preparation:

Each digital image may have a maximum width of 1400 pixels and a maximum height of 1050 pixels. The image must be submitted in JPEG (.jpg) format. It is suggested that the image resolution be at least 100 and that the color space be sRGB.

Each image should be titled. Titles should be 45 characters or less including characters a-z, A-Z, 0-9, space and underscore. No other characters are allowed.


The judges will be guided by the recently revised PSA definition of Nature. The following is a statement of the basic guidelines concerning Nature digital images:

“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 submitted for consideration for the Best Wildlife award must meet the additional definition for Nature Wildlife Photography.

“Images entered as Wildlife 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."

The following additional information was provided by the MVCC.


The Merrimack Valley Camera Club (MVCC) will conduct the 40th Annual George W. Glennie Nature Salon on April 17th 2021.

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.

In 2020 we had 68 clubs participating, including 22 internal clubs.


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

  • Top 5 Clubs Total Score
  • Top 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)
  • Subcategory and Honor Awards depending upon number of entries.


Detailed competition rules, and the instructions for payment and submission are found on the Merrimack Valley Camera Club's website .

Key Dates

Entries open - January 1, 2021
Entries Close -  February 28, 2021
Competition  -  April 17, 2021
Results Posted - TBD


Marine & Freshwater Life

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