Ireland Lockdown Landscapes

The SACC will run a special competition and is introducing the inaugural ‘John Doheny Trophy’. John made a huge contribution to club photography and especially the SACC and this committee felt this an appropriate way to mark this contribution. This competition is for all Club members of SACC affiliated Clubs, as a Digital competition. The idea is to capture the striking beauty and drama of the Irish Landscape, Rural, Coastal and of course Urban Landscapes taken during this time of pandemic uncertainty. Discovering and rediscovering local and nearby places of beauty and or interest as well as urban landscapes transformed by the Lockdown has led to a wealth of amazing images. The competition shall consist of two sections (Colour and Monochrome), under the theme of “Irish Lockdown Landscapes”and is for FIAP defined ‘Traditional photographs’. Entries will be confined to landscape images captured between 15th March 2020 and 30th September 2020 ( Closing Date ) from anywhere on the island of Ireland and will be judged across Advanced and Non-Advanced Grades. Entrants at both levels will compete and sets of medals will be sent to winners and all are eligible for the overall prize, the winner will be awarded “The John Doheny Perpetual Trophy.” Downloadable rules and entry forms will be available from July 13th. Up to 6 images will be allowed and there will be a single €10 entry fee. If you don’t have Irish Lockdown Images already in your portfolio start shooting there is over 12 weeks before the closing date!!

Former secretary of the SACC John Doheny RIP

It is with sad news that we report the passing of John Doheny. John has been taking photographs since he was a youngster. Landscapes, seascapes, travel, architecture and people were his main photographic subjects. Founder member of Mallow Camera Club and previous Secretary, Chair and Webmaster of the Southern Association of Camera Clubs (SACC) a founding member, John served in these and various roles and was instrumental in keeping the organisation alive and growing over the years. John also served as member of the Council of the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) publishing its first website and first newsletter. John was highly regarded as a leading light in all regional and national club photography without whom it would not be at the same high level that it is today.




Thanks to all the clubs who entered the Interclub 2020. Images are whizzing off to the Judges and we will revert as soon as the numbers are finalised. Special thanks to the SACC team Ger, Henry and Tadhg and also Rory for number crunching stay tuned for coming news in about a week.


SACC Inter-Club Cup & Shield 2020 – Revised Format.
This event scheduled for Horse & Jockey Hotel on25th April 2020 has been CANCELLED and now

 becomes an On-Line Event as set out below.

The latest date for the receipt of entry forms and the latest date for uploading images remains
unchanged i.e. Friday 17th April 2020, and Sunday 19th April 2020 respectively.

The Judging of entries will now be done remotely on-line.

The event and the results will be videoed and the video made available to competing clubs not later
than 16th May. We are unsure of making the April 25th deadline in the current circumstances.

All the other details of the competition remain as they are.
Individual results will be e-mailed to each Club and Global results will also be published on the SACC
Website while links to the Competition Video will be sent to each participating Club.

The SACC AGM has been deferred to a later date to be advised in due course.

It is hoped that all Clubs will appreciate that we have no choice but to amend the format of the
competition in the present circumstances. The SACC Committee feels however that it is better that the
event proceeds in the revised format rather than postpone the event to the autumn or beyond.

All Clubs can participate in the competition in its revised format without breaching any of the current
Government restrictions which we all understand and appreciate.

We look forward to a bumper entry in both the CUP and the SHIELD and would encourage every Club to


SACC Inter Club Cup & Shield 2020
The Annual SACC Inter-Club Competition is now a digital only competition.

That the Competition is divided into two
An SACC Cup (for larger/more advanced Clubs)
An SACC Shield (for smaller /less Advanced Clubs)

The SACC Cup would be for a 2x 10 image Digital panels (One Colour and one Mono) with a restriction of two images from any one author on each panel.

The SACC Shield would be for a 2x 10 image Digital panels (One Colour and one Mono) with a restriction of two images from any one author on each panel.

Both events will be run simultaneously with public judging (as for POY/NPOY) on a Saturday 25thth April 2020 in Horse & Jockey Hotel. The SACC AGM would be held on the same day.

Full details including Rules, Closing dates etc are attached and are published on the SACC Web-site.

Club numbers have been allocated previously and are republished for information in the current Rules for this Competition.

The judges for this event will be announced later.

Full details of rules Entry etc are available on the web site