The HOS Scientific Show is being reformatted as an 'Informative Photographic Display' and was planned to take place at Kidlington as part of the Autumn meeting on 8th November 2020. That meeting has been cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions and thus the Informative Photographic Display will not take place as a live event. We are planning a digital alternative although the format is probably less suited to adaptation for digital display than the Photographic Competition. For 'Kidlington Online 2020' and associated digital events we plan to introduce password protection on the website so that these become HOS Member exclusives rather than being open for public viewing. You will need the password which will be published in the Autumn 2020 edition of JHOS (page 113). These are the guidelines for submission this year:

Please enter the display as up to four A4 pages in a digital form (ideally landscape as pdf) by sending them by 3rd November 2020 to hosphc@hardyorchidsociety.org.

The purpose of this event is for members to share their gems of information, gleaned or identified, about the fascinating world of orchids and their biology.

Each display should consist of one or more images and a description or explanation of these. Examples of suitable images may include but are not restricted to:
An ultra-close image showing features not readily seen by the human eye
A pollinator visiting a flower
A predator consuming a pollinator
A herbivore consuming a plant
Mycorrhizal fungi infecting orchid roots
Seeds and seedlings; germinating seeds, pollen
Anatomical sections

The following details are for future live events beyond 2020:

The HOS Informative Photographic Display will be held each year at the Autumn Southern Meeting and is non-competitive.

• The purpose of this event is for members to share their gems of information, gleaned or identified, about the fascinating world of orchids and their biology.

• Contributions will be displayed on boards so they can be viewed throughout the day.

• Displays may be up to A2 in size. Ideally they should be mounted on a backing board for easy display but this is not a requirement.

• Members may bring more than one display.

• Displays should include the name(s) of the members providing it.

• Each display should consist of one or more images and a description or explanation of these. The text should be large enough for people to read easily but the area of text should not dominate the display.

• Examples of suitable images may include but are not restricted to:
   An ultra-close image showing features not readily seen by the human eye
   A pollinator visiting a flower
   A predator consuming a pollinator
   A herbivore consuming a plant
   Mycorrhizal fungi infecting orchid roots
   Seeds and seedlings; germinating seeds, pollen
   Anatomical sections

Please let Neil Evans (hosphc@hardyorchidsociety.org) know how many contributions you intend to bring (relevant deadline will be added in advance of an event). If you wish to contribute to the show but are unable to attend the meeting please contact Neil Evans to discuss ways of getting your contribution to the meeting.