Invitation to the 2009 Glennie Nature Interclub Exhibition

The Waverly Camera Club is expressly requested to join the Merrimack Valley Camera Club (MVCC) as a participant in the 29th annual George W. Glennie Nature Interclub Exhibition. The judging will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009. The submission closing date for the Exhibition is Tuesday, March 24, 2009.

Although a Best Wildlife award will be given, this is a single section Exhibition. Each club’s images will be distributed throughout 10 rounds. Judging will be conducted on a round by round basis.

The Exhibition web site ( is the primary means of completing an entry form and submitting a club’s images. The vertical Submissions Table is located on the right side of the Home Page and contains three options. “Instructions” provide detailed information concerning the submission of the entry fee, the on-line registration form and the uploading of images. “Registration Form” enables you to directly enter the club identification, the club coordinator’s contact data and the images names and their makers. “Image Submissions” is the means by which copies of the images are uploaded to the web site.

The “Instructions” option also provides information for submitting entries via postal mail. By prior arrangement with the Exhibition Chair, Email may be used to send images and the Registration Form.

For your convenience, some of the more pertinent information is listed below.

o) A club may enter a total of 10 digital images; but no more than two images per maker.

o) Whether they are from scanned slides or digitally captured, images which have previously won Glennie awards are ineligible for re-submission. This exclusion also applies to those images which are near duplicates or so close that they might reasonably be considered identical.

o) The PSA Nature definition will be used. It is available on the Exhibition Home Page.. Manipulation is limited by PSA guidelines. Wildlife eligibility is discussed as part of the PSA Nature definition.

o) Maximum allowable dimensions (in pixels): 1024 horizontal (width); 768 vertical; (height), regardless of image orientation – portrait or landscape.

o) Maximum allowable file size: 1 Megabyte (MB).

o) Images received that are oversized will be adjusted by the Glennie staff. The composition will not be changed, however there may be some loss of quality.

o) Image files must be in JPG/JPEG format.

o) Categories: Amphibians, Birds, Botany, Insects, Land and Seascapes, Mammals, Marine Life and Reptiles. Some categories will be sub-divided, dependent upon the number of entries received.

o) Awards will be presented to the clubs having the four highest cumulative scores.

o) Plaques will be awarded to the best images in each category. A select number of Merit Awards will be given, based on the number of entries in each category. Some high scoring images not otherwise recognized will be presented Honor Awards. Also, each judge will select their favorite from the high scoring images not otherwise receiving an award; those images will be given a plaque. The Exhibition Chair will make a selection, as well, and present a plaque, courtesy of the Yankee Photographic Society.

o) The entry fee, covering all 10 club images, is $15 USD. Payment may be made in cash, by check drawn on a US bank (payable to the Merrimack Valley Camera Club) or by international postal money order (payable to Charlie Burke). Send the payment to the Exhibition Chair.

If you have questions or wish additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Exhibition Chair.

We hope you will join us and help make this a truly outstanding Exhibition and Nature Showcase. We are looking forward to receiving your images.

Charlie Burke, PPSA

President, Merrimack Valley Camera Club