The Merrimack Valley Camera Club hosted the 39th annual George W. Glennie Nature Salon on April 18th 2020. This premier international all-nature club competition draws more than 60 club entries of up to ten images each. The competition is judged in a wide range of categories including animals, birds, botany and landscape, with these broad categories further divided into many specific categories. One third of the images submitted each year are invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, or marine & freshwater life.
PSRI is a long time participant of the Glennie Nature Salon, and this year we placed 14 out of 68 entrants, with only 12 points separating our total score of 244 with the winning score of 256. There were entries from 46 US clubs and 22 from foreign camera clubs for a total of 675 images. The judges were Shawn Carey, Rick Cloran and Judy Hoyt.
Successful PSRI image entries
Top 6 Club’s Overall Standing based on total of scores for ten images.
256 – London Camera Club
252 – The Entrance Camera Club Inc.
252 – Greater Lynn Photographic Association
251 – Castle Hill RSL Photography Club
250 – Poulton le Fylde Photo Society
250 – Toronto Digital Photography Club
Top 5 Club Standing for Diversity based on highest scoring images for each of the major categories.
200 – Greater Lynn Photographic Association
194 – Victoria Camera Club
194 – The Melbourne Camera Club
185 – Cranbury Digital Camera Club
183 – Camberwell Camera Club
Best of Show: Silver Fox Feeding by Missy Mande
Toronto Digital Photography Club
Best Wildlife: Race at Katmai Downs by Jim Picardi
Colorado Urban Wildlife Photo Club
PSRI ranked 14th with a score of 244. We had 9 out of 10 acceptances and 3 awards. We did not try for the Diversity score this year. Acceptances required a score of 21 points or higher. The highest score attainable was 30 points.
Congratulations to all!!
To earn an award at the Glennie is an accomplishment worthy of recognition. The Glennie continues each year with strong competition. There certainly are some outstanding photographers within the United States and Internationally.
Due to current Covid19 conditions there may be a delay in receiving awards.
More details and the slide show will eventually be posted on the Glennie Facebook page and/or the Merrimack Valley Camera Club website.
PSRI Glennie Representative