Judge: PSNZ
As a club we submit a set of six images to illustrate the diversity of the natural world in New Zealand and its off shore islands

(External Competition)  https://naturephotography.nz/trenna-packer-salver/

2023 dates confirmed. Opens on the 1st of May and closes on the 16th of June - but for MCC to select, so closes 11th June. The results will be announced on the 17th of July.

Please submit up to 2x digital images for consideration for the club set. 

The objective of the Trenna Packer Salver Competition is to illustrate the diversity of the natural world in New Zealand and its off shore islands, with images that are of a very high standard. As the natural environment comes under increasing threats from human activity it is vital that we have a comprehensive collection of high quality images. Many of the images used to illustrate field guides have come from members of camera clubs. We hope that by running an annual New Zealand Nature inter-club competition we can promote an increasing interest in photographing the natural world as well as encourage best practice in photographing nature subjects.

The competition is for sets of 6 nature projected images, and is open to all clubs in New Zealand. 

The Rules for this competition are the same as the PSNZ Rules for Nature, as current on the PSNZ website as of 1 February 2021 – see link below.

  • The subject matter must be nature as defined by the rules attached, which excludes cultivated plants, domestic animals and confined animals
  • The subject matter is restricted to New Zealand and its offshore islands.
  • Clubs with over 100 members are restricted to one image per photographer.
  • If the Club has less than 100 members, a photographer may submit 2 images.
  • Each entry is judged as a ‘set of projected images’ not as individual images and must flow well and have good cohesion
  • Entry is Digital and images should be saved as jpeg, sRGB colour space, resolution 72dpi with 1620 pixels on the horizontal for landscape and 1080 on the vertical side for portrait and at a file size between 400Kb and 1.2Mb. A layout image must be included showing the order and layout of the set.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact coordinator at details below and we suggest you look through the galleries on our web site http://www.naturephotography.nz/galleries/trenna-packer-gallery/ at winning sets since 2007 for guidance.

Full details of the rules: https://naturephotography.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/PSNZ-Ethics-and-Nature-Rules.pdf  

Summary of rules: below

  • Subjects shall illustrate untamed animals, birds, and uncultivated plants in their natural habitat, astronomy, geology and phenomena not produced by man. 
    • Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects – such as barn owls or storks – adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, such as hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are allowed.
  • Marine and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) and naturalised subjects are allowed providing taken under natural conditions.
  • Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are NOT eligible
  • Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.
  • Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise are allowed.
  • 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. • Cropping is permitted.


Set Subject

Trenna Packer Salver - Nature Competition
The Nature Photography Society of NZ welcomes photography clubs and societies to enter the Trenna Packer Nature Photography Competition. The competition is for sets of six images which work well together as a set and display New Zealand's wonderful nature. 
The competition opens on the 1st of May and closes on the 16th of June. The results will be announced on the 17th of July.
More details can be found on this link, and the entry form can be downloaded here. Alternatively you can look online  online at https://naturephotography.nz/trenna-packer-salver/

The MCC will collate a 'set' to submit.