Show Rules

Rules of the Summer Show 2020

  1. Entries: All entries to be photographed and emailed to the Show Secretary to arrive no later than 6pm on 16th August 2020. Late entries will not be accepted. Only one entry per class permitted. Non-members are permitted to enter all classes.
  2. All horticultural exhibits must have been grown/produced by the exhibitor or have been in their possession for at least two months prior to 16th August: and all non-horticultural exhibits are their own unaided work. The Committee reserves the right to visit any exhibitor’s garden or see any exhibit judged by weight and height.
  3. All vegetables, where appropriate, should be trimmed.
  4. Cut flowers should be exhibited in vases.
  5. Flower Arranging: all classes should be presented according to the NAFAS Competitions Manual, 3rd edition 2015, available from
  6. Exhibitors should check that their entries comply with all the schedule requirements as deviations from schedule requirements may lead to disqualification.
  7. Judging: a small team will perform the judging from the photographs displayed and their decision is final. Because of the nature of an online show many of the entries will be taken on trust with a focus on participation, fun and keeping the show alive!
  8. Any objections/complaints shall be presented to the Show Secretary, in writing, on Show Day, with a £2 deposit (only refundable if the objection/complaint is upheld).
  9. Any exhibitor infringing the Rules of the Society shall forfeit all claims to any awards gained by doing so. The Committee also reserves the right to withhold any awards on the judges’ recommendations.
  10. Loss/damage: Although all possible care will be taken, the Society accepts no liability with respect to loss/damage of exhibitors’ property. Printed photographs will be returned as long as the exhibitor has enclosed a stamped addresses envelope

Photography Section

Basic Enhancements allowed to digital photographs:

  1. Exposure – Faults may be improved by a) Post Processing (eg Photoshop) b) In camera (available in some cameras) c) Improvement undertaken automatically or on request by processing houses.
  2. Sharpening- This was used even before digital photography. Sharpening can be used a) Post Processing (includes CLARITY function). b) In camera (most cameras have this) c) Processing Houses d) using a soft pencil (although this is quite difficult)
  3. Cropping – To improve composition by a) Post Processing b) In camera c) Processing Houses d) Cutting the print e) Covering unwanted area (within the size of the print)
  4. Cloning – Can be used ONLY to remove artefacts (eg coke tins) and image faults (eg usually white spots caused by dust) NOTE adding to images or moving parts of images is NOT allowed.
  5. White Balance – May be adjusted to, by any method, remove a colour cast.
  6. Levelling a Horizon – May be undertaken by any method
  7. Title – An optional title may be printed, written or stuck on the bottom right of a white border on the image. It MUST NOT include your name. If a print has no border a piece of white PAPER, not exceeding A4 in size, may be fixed to the rear or the print to simulate one.