Members' Annual Exhibition

Please note that you must be a member of the Nature Group, to be eligible to enter this Exhibition.


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,


The award ceremony for the exhibition took place at the Nature Group's Spring Meeting/AGM on 6th April 2019.  This was held at Smethwick Photographic Societies premises where all accepted prints were on display throughout the day, and a showing of all accepted projected images took place in the afternoon.

The exhibition will be shown at Wingfield Barns in Suffolk in September 2019 and at the Edinburgh Photographic Society premises in January 2020. 

Exhibition format

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 across all categories.