2016 Contest Rules:


Please read all of the rules before submitting images.


The Merrimack Valley Camera Club (MVCC) will host and conduct the 36th annual George W. Glennie Nature Salon.  This salon is open to all camera clubs and photographic associations worldwide. Entry is by Club; no individual entries.


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.


Overall, the Glennie is a club competition, with additional awards to individual images. The Billings Camera Club may submit 10 images, with no more than two by each maker. Images that have received awards in previous Glennie Salons are ineligible.


Makers who belong to two or more clubs must coordinate with the respective clubs to ensure that no more than 2 of their images are submitted in total. In the event more than 2 images, or duplicate images, are submitted from the same maker, the earliest submissions will be judged, and the other submissions will be ineligible.


Here are the categories:


Animals (consists of the following categories):

     a. Birds

     b. Invertebrates - Insects, Mollusks (snails etc.), Arachnids, Annelids (worms), Crustaceans

     c. Reptiles

     d. Amphibianse.

     e. Mammals

     f.  Marine and Freshwater Life - Fish, Marine Crustaceans/Mammals, Starfish, Corals etc.






Here are the rules regarding processing digital images:



“Nature Photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify as to its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining a high technical quality.


Human elements shall not be present, except on the rare occasion where those human elements enhance the nature story. The presence of scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals is permissible. Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals, mounted specimens, or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.


No techniques that add to, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photography without changing the nature story or the pictorial content are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural."


**************Click here to submit upto 2 (two) images****************



On Saturday, January 30th, 2016, the BCC will select ten (10) images via online voting proceedure to submit on behalf of the club.  Deadline for consideration is midnight on January 29th, 2016.  Click here to submit your images.


First Tuesday of every month, 

September through June, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.


Meeting place:


Billings Public Library

Community Room


Turn left upon entering the building via south door from parking lot


This year's competition

due dates

Converging Lines - Due Dec 1

LonelyDue Jan 1

PSA PID Open, Rnd 2Feb 1

Glennie Nature Salon - Feb 15

Still Life - Due Mar 1

PSA PID Open, Rnd 3 - Apr 1


BCC Monthly Meeting –

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020

6:30 PM at the Library

PSA Round 2 inter-club competition due by Feb 1

Glennie Memorial Nature Salon - International nature photography competition due by Feb 15

All submissions made from Image Submission page


Here are competition critiques, scores  & placings.

(click to open)


"Abandoned" in-club competition - Slideshow of images and critiques may be accessed here.


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