Nature Photography Exhibition 2023 – Terms & Conditions

Exhibition Terms & Conditions



    • Registration Opens: Monday 20 March 2023
    • Closes: Sunday 7 May 2023, 11.59pm

Prints to be delivered to Melbourne Camera Club

    • Thursday 18 May, between 6.30pm-8pm

Hanging Exhibition

    • Wednesday 24 or Thursday 25 May

Exhibition Opening Event

    • Friday 26 May, at 7.30pm

Exhibition Dates and Hours

    • Saturday 27 May & Sunday 28 May 2023, 11am-3pm
    • Saturday 3 June & Sunday 4 June 2023, 11am-3pm

Artwork collection from Melbourne Camera Club

    • Thursday 8 June, 7pm-8pm
    • Or by prior arrangement with Exhibition Coordinators


    • Read Nature definition below
    • REGISTER HERE – register your images (maximum three)
    • Closing date: Sunday 7 May, 11.59pm
    • Drop off your work/s to the Melbourne Camera Club on (or before) 18 May
    • You are required to accept these terms and conditions, and to confirm you are the owner of the copyright for your works
    • Work must be labeled on the reverse with:
      1. Your full name
      2. The title of your work
      3. Your contact details
    • Every endeavour will be made to hang all work submitted


    • For this exhibition we are looking for two or three of your images that work together. They may be themed by subject, colour, texture or any other themed connection.
    • Images for the purposes of this exhibition, will need to follow the definition as determined by Australian Photography Society (APS). See below. Entrants are encouraged to contact the Exhibition Committee if they need clarification of nature definition.
    • The number of entries is limited to three prints.
    • The Melbourne Camera Club reserves the right not to display an image that is deemed not to meet Nature definitions as outlined below.
    • Works must not exceed 400mm x 500mm (this includes mats) and will preferably be 400mm x 500mm.
    • We do not accept framed work. Images should be supplied on white or cream mat board with backing.
    • This is a free exhibition. There is no entry fee. 
    • All works must be ready for installation when dropped off.
    • Entrants are invited to submit a 1 MB JPEG of their entry to be used for the promotion of the Nature Photography Exhibition on the Melbourne Camera Club Facebook and Instagram pages via email to Please note that the Melbourne Camera Club may or may not use your image for promotion
    • All work submitted must be available for display across all dates of the exhibition.
    • With such a large number of works to install, although we take all care, we cannot take responsibility for damage made to work submitted to the exhibition.


    • Works must arrive at the Melbourne Camera Club on or before Thursday 18 May 2023 between 6.30pm-8pm
    • Please clearly label all work on the back with artists’s name, contact details, title of the work and orientation
    • Drop off location:

Melbourne Camera Club
254-256 Ferrars Street (cnr Dorcas & Ferrars Sts)
South Melbourne 


    • Works can be collected on: Thursday 8 June, 7pm-8pm
    • Please bring your satchel / bag when collecting your images


    • There will be a small prize for a People’s Choice Award for the Nature Photography Exhibition 2023.
    • The Photographer’s work with the most votes will be awarded the winner of the People’s Choice Award.
    • Every person who visits the exhibition is entitled to one vote. Multiple votes per person will not be valid. Only valid votes will be counted.
    • People’s Choice Prize winner and Lucky Voter winner will be announced after the final day of the Exhibition. Winners will be contacted and results will be published in MCC’s members newsletter, social media and website.


    • The Melbourne Camera Club Exhibition Coordinators reserves the right to make selections for the exhibition that may be determined by available space.
    • All entries displayed (subject to space) must meet the nature definition per below for the “Nature Photography” section.
    • All entries will be displayed (subject to space) unless deemed offensive, too fragile, dangerous or not ready for installation.
    • Insurance is the sole responsibility of the entrant
    • All care will be taken; however, the Melbourne Camera Club will not be responsible for any loss or damage caused to the work, however caused.

Any queries or alternative drop off / pickup arrangements, please contact our Exhibition Coordinators, via email at

Nature Definition

For the purposes of the Nature Exhibition 2023, the following definition of nature photography as used by the Australian Photography Society (APS) has been adopted.


Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, 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.
Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. 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.
No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
Images meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, 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.


March 2023