The George W. Glennie Memorial Nature Salon

Submit by February 14, 2019



North Shore

Lions Gate

Eastwood vs VCC

Pacific Print

George W. Glennie

The Merrimack Valley Camera Club of Massachusetts has held this international salon since 1981. This is a premier all-nature club only competition of digital images known for its diversity of subjects which range from animals to botany to landscapes. Each club submits ten images into as many as eight categories – birds, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, marine & freshwater life, botany and landscapes. Two major awards are given – The Top Five Clubs Total Score and The Top Five Clubs Diversity. The Diversity Award considers the aggregate score of the top scoring images from all eight categories.

The George W. Glennie Competition website:



  1. Image size should be maximum 1024 pixels on the horizontal x maximum 768 pixels on the vertical, in JPEG file format and sRGB colour space.
  2. There is a size restriction of 1 Megabyte with a resolution no greater than 100 ppi
  3. Titles are to be no longer than 50 characters
  4. PSA and CAPA rules of nature apply
  5. Maximum number of submissions per member is three.


The George W. Glennie Competition opens for competition on August 1, 2018. The deadline for VCC submissions is February 14, 2019.

VCC Results

  • 2017/18 Victoria Camera Club Wins the Diversity Award!

    After taking a year off in 2017, "The Glennie" was back in business in 2018. It was an exciting competition, with 630 images and 63 clubs participating; 46 clubs from the United States and 17 international clubs.  This year we focused on winning the Diversity Award, where we tied for third in the last Glennie. Our entry of ten images had to cover all eight categories, and thanks to some exceptional images from our members, we were successful  with the top score of 186 points. In the overall we ended up in a respectable 10th place with 234 points and were the top Canadian club. Three of our members won individual awards. Suzanne Huot won the award for the Best Amphibian, Jonathan Adams won a Merit Award in the Landscape category, and Mike Wooding won a Merit Award in the Invertebrate category. (Gallery at right)

  • 2015/16

    In 2016 there were a total of 798 images from 80 clubs from 596 photographers representing 21 US states and 7 other countries submitted. In the Total Score competition Victoria Camera Club tied for sixth place with 245 points. The winning club’s score was 253 points. In the Diversity competition, we came in tied for third with 150 points, only two points behind the winner. Three of our members were honoured with individual awards. Suzanne Huot won two Merit awardsLinda Anne Baker won one Merit award and Hanna Cowpe won the award for Best Amphibian. Congratulations go to those who participated and to the club for this great result in our first time entering this prestigious competition. (See the gallery)

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