To all concerned,
I was asked if plant life could be submitted in the forthcoming wildlife competition (entries due next Wednesday)
In short... Yes. ...Please see the Roy Finlay images on the NIPA website for examples.
To make things a little clearer as to exactly what is admissible. Below is an extract from the definition of Nature and Wildlife as agreed by the PSA, FIAP & RPS. It is recognised by the PAGB and subsequently NIPA.
Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat.
Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections.
Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.
Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.
Follow this link for the complete text... http://rps.org/news/2014/may/nature-definition-agreed
Get your entries in and good luck,