Each year the C.ex Coffs Camera Club hosts the Marnie Yeates Nature Photography Competition. Major prizes are donated by the C.ex Coffs, Fletchers Fotographics and the C.ex Coffs Camera Club
The late Marnie Yeates was a CHSC councilor for many years, dedicated to keeping a balance between nature and development of the region. She was an avid photographer and a member of the C.ex Coffs Camera Club. Marnie’s family and the camera club instigated a perpetual trophy in memory of her contribution to photography.
The competition is open to all amateur photographers from Red Rock to Scotts Head, west to Dorrigo and Glenreagh and is divided into two categories – Open and Student. The winner of the open section will have their name engraved on the Marnie Yeates perpetual trophy alongside previous winners of this prestigious competition.Three experienced nature photography judges will decide the winners.
An exhibition of entries will be held at the Bunker Gallery from 6th-29th October. The opening night and presentation of awards will be at the gallery, Friday 6th October at 6pm.
The closing date for entries is Friday 15th September 2017 with entry fee of $15 for two photographs (Student $10 for 2 entries).
No more than two photographs can be entered per person. Photo sizes and conditions of entry are explained on the entry forms which are available from Fletchers Fotographics or can be downloaded from the C.ex Coffs Camera Club website http://cexcoffscameraclub.weebly.com
Nature photography as defined by the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), includes images of living animals, birds, reptiles, insects, plants, geological features and natural phenomena such as hurricanes and tidal waves. Human elements, domesticated animals and cultivated plants are not allowed. Techniques such as flash, cropping, HDR, focus stacking, dodging and burning are allowed but cloning, filling, patching or blending of images with different content are not acceptable. The photographer must have taken the original image. For a more comprehensive definition, see the camera club website.