Maren Talbot, a long-time HOS Member, former Committee Member and supporter, presented the society with a beautiful cut glass trophy featuring a Cypripedium. This was to be awarded to the photographer responsible for the best image entered in the annual HOS Photography Show.

With the addition of classes for projected digital images it has been the practice to select a top image from both the digital and print classes. A decision is then made as to which warrants award of the Maren Talbot Photographic Trophy.

The award is known as "The Maren Talbot Photographic Trophy" and has been awarded each year since 2006. The winners and their images are shown below.

maren talbot trophy

2006
Close-up of Ophrys episcopalis
by
Rosemary Webb

Ophrys episcopalis

2007
Close-up of Cypripedium parviflorum in Canada
by
Nigel Johnson

Cypripedium parviflorum

2008
Close-up of Ophrys drumana in Vercors
by
Mike Gasson

Ophrys drumana

2009
Group of Neotinea ustulata in Sussex
by
David Pearce

Neotinea ustulata

2010
Serapias cordigera plant in Sardinia
by
Tony Hughes

Serapias cordigera

2011
Close-up of Epipogium aphyllum in Germany
by
Colin Scrutton

Epipogium aphyllum

2012
Group of Neotinia ustulata
by
Tom Turner

Neotinia ustulata

2013
Anacamptis coriophora ssp. fragrans
by
Hilary Pickersgill

Anacamptis coriophora ssp. fragrans

2014
Dactylorhiza maculata
with Old Man of Hoy, Orkney
by Alan Parfitt

Dactylorhiza maculata

2015
Close-up of
Himantoglossum comperianum
by Ivar Edvinsen


Himantoglossum comperianum

2016
Epipactis leptochila plant
by
Mike Waller

Epipactis leptochila

2017
Close-up of Epipactis purpurata
by
Richard Hogg

Epipactis purpurata

2018
Group of Liparis loeselii
by
Terry Swainbank

Liparis loeselii  

2019
Close-up of Ophrys insectifera
by
Gillian Elsom

Ophrys insectifera