Rules

Rules for club competitions can be downloaded as a PDF.

Natural History competition rules

The club uses the PAGB Common Nature Definition, from February 2018, as outlined below:

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.

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.

Processing of the captured image, by cropping, exposure adjustment, colour correction, noise minimisation, dodging/burning, HDR, focus stacking and sharpening, is allowed. Cloning of image defects and minor distractions, including overlapping elements, are permitted when these do not distort the truth of the photographic statement.

Images entered as Nature can have landscape, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

Access to biological subjects may be restricted. By entering a PAGB event, Photographers warrant that they have followed relevant codes of practices and hold any necessary licences.

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Thursday
02-09-2021
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Thursday
09-09-2021
Speaker Fujifilm UK Field Specialist Dominic Boulding Fujifilm UK Field Specialist
Friday
17-09-2021
Speaker To be confirmed Stephen Laycock
Thursday
23-09-2021
Trophy PDI Record
Hand-in: 12-09-2021
Robin Harmsworth
Thursday
30-09-2021
Speaker To be confirmed Guy Edwardes

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