The John Doheny Landscape Competition 2021 – Sponsored by the EPA

“Traditional Landscapes”
Entries will be confined to images captured anywhere on the island of Ireland after 30th September 2020. There will be two grades and entries can be either Mono or Colour and up to 5 images entered as Grade 1 (Advanced) and Grade 2 (Non-Advanced). Open to any member of a registered SACC Club.

This year there will be super prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd as well as medals awarded thanks to the sponsorship of the EPA.

 

Internationally recognised landscape photographer David Noton will once again take on the task of judging the competition. It’s time to charge the batteries! #holdfirm

The competition is now being sponsored by the EPA in honour of their esteemed colleague John Doheny who was a founding member of the SACC.  John had a long and distinguished career in the EPA and his love of photography was clear to see. Many EPA publications contain photographs that John took over the years and his photographic work is on display in the Cork Office as well as being reproduced as far and wide as the European Environment Agency and the  European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

John was a founder member of Mallow Camera Club and a previous Secretary, Chair and Webmaster of the SACC.  John served the SACC in various roles and was instrumental in keeping the organisation alive and growing over the years. The launch on 1st June 2021 coincides with the first anniversary of John’s untimely death.

Full details and rules will be published next week.

SACC John Doheny Landscape Competition sponsored by the EPA

“Traditional Landscapes”
Entries will be confined to images captured anywhere on the island of Ireland after 30th September 2020. There will be two grades and entries can be either Mono or Colour and up to 5 images
entered as Grade 1 (Advanced) and Grade 2 (Non-Advanced).
Open to any member of a registered SACC Club.

This year there will be prizes as well as medals awarded thanks to the sponsorship of the EPA. Internationally recognised landscape photographer David Noton will once again take on the task of judging the competition. It’s time to charge the batteries! #holdfirm

The competition is sponsored by the EPA in honour of their esteemed colleague John Doheny.  who was a founding member of the SACC.    John had a long and distinguished career in the EPA and his love of photography was clear to see. Many EPA publications contain photographs that John took over the years and his photographic work is on display in the Cork Office as well as being reproduced as far and wide as the European Environment Agency and the  European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

 

 John was a founder member of Mallow Camera Club and a previous Secretary, Chair and Webmaster of the SACC.  John served the SACC in various roles and was instrumental in keeping the organisation alive and growing over the years. The launch on 1st June 2021 coincides with the first anniversary of John’s untimely death.

 

Full details and rules will be published next week.

Interclub 2021 Results

Premiering this evening at 7 pm the Interclub Results Video is the culmination of a lot of hard work. Thanks to The committee Ger, Tadhg & Henry for the support in all the work promoting the SACC. Thanks to Rory O’Connor IPF Treasurer, who checked the scores. Thanks to this years judges Paul Stanley, Helen Hanafin and Ross Mckelvey and especially Paul for the gruelling interview video!! I know what it’s like!! Special thanks to all the clubs who entered. In a very tough year for clubs, it was brilliant to get the same number of entries as last year. I hope as things open up we get a better year both for the competition and in general for club photography. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook for info on the upcoming John Doheny Landscape Competition as this year will see an exciting new development. Thank You – Mark Gorman – Chairman.

 

SACC Inter Club Cup & Shield 2021


1) The Annual SACC Inter-Club Competition is a digital
only competition again this year.
2) That the Competition is divided into two
a) An SACC Cup (for larger/more advanced Clubs)
b) An SACC Shield (for smaller /less Advanced Clubs)
3) Both the SACC Cup and SACC Shield will 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.
4) Both events will be run simultaneously on the same lines as last year.
5) Full details including Rules, Closing dates etc are attached and are published on the SACC Web-
site.
6) Club numbers have been allocated previously and are republished for information in the current
Rules for this Competition.
7) The judges for this event will be announced later.
8) Full details of Rules Entry etc are available on the web site www.sacc.ie
9) The latest date for the receipt of application forms will be

Midnight on Thursday 22 nd April 2021
and for uploading entries to the designated Club Dropbox will be
Midnight on Sunday 25 th April 2021

10) Any queries should be referred to Committee@SACC.IE

Click here for rules and Entry Form

The John Doheny Memorial Shield

The SACC ran a special competition, for all members of its affiliated Clubs, as a Digital competition only. The idea is to capture the striking beauty and drama of the Irish Landscape, which of course includes Urban Landscapes, especially during this time of pandemic uncertainty. Discovering and rediscovering local and nearby places of beauty and or interest as well as rural landscapes transformed by the Lockdown has led to a wealth of amazing images. The competition was open to all members of SACC affiliated Clubs in good standing. The competition consisted of two sections (Colour and Monochrome), under the theme of “Irish Lockdown Landscapes” and was for FIAP defined “Traditional Photographs”. Entries were confined to landscape images captured anywhere on the island of Ireland between 15th March 2020 and 30th September 2020. There were two grades within each section, Grade 1(Advanced) and Grade 2 (non-Advanced). The SACC inaugurated the “John Doheny Shield” to be awarded annually to the winner of this particular Competition’.

The Competition commemorated John Doheny late of Mallow Camera Club. John had been taking photographs since he was a youngster. Landscapes, seascapes, travel, architecture and people were his main photographic subjects. He was a founder member of Mallow Camera Club and a previous Secretary, Chair and Webmaster of the Southern Association of Camera Clubs (SACC). As a founding member of the regional body as well, John served the SACC in 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 and without him it would not be at the same high level that it is today. John made a huge contribution to club photography and especially the SACC and the current committee felt this was an appropriate way to mark his unique contribution. As well as being a most capable administrator and no mean photographer John was an “all round nice guy” who was universally popular with all his colleagues on the Irish Photography Scene. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a Anam uasail”.

We were delighted to get that the celebrated photographer David Noton to Judge the inaugural John Doheny Competition. With 40 years’ experience as a wandering professional David Noton is established and recognised as a leading landscape and travel photographer. His passion for photography, travel and the world’s beautiful places are the defining influences that have shaped David’s life, work and creative approach to photography. His images sell all over the world – both as fine art photography and commercially in advertising and publishing. He has won international awards for: British Gas/BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards in 1985, 1989 and 1990. David has published 3 books. The competition attracted over 250 entries and was well supported by Clubs across the Region and rounded off with an excellent presentation which can be viewed by clicking the previous post.

Mono Non-Advanced

3 rd Brian Power Mallow Camera Club
2 nd Brian Power Mallow Camera Club
1 st John Wall Ballincollig Camera Club

Colour Non-Advanced

HM Seamus Myers Mallow Camera Club
HM Eamon O’Donnell Mallow Camera Club
3 rd Donal Murphy Mallow Camera Club
 2 nd Brian Power Mallow Camera Club
 1 st John Wall Ballincollig Camera Club

Mono Advanced

HM Charlie O’Donovan Cork Camera Group
3 rd Neil O’Mullane Mallow Camera Group
2 nd Padraig Molloy Wexford Camera Club
1 st Tadhg Hurley Blarney Photography Club

Colour Advanced

3 rd Mark Gorman Blarney Photography Club
2 nd Neily Curtin Mallow camera Club
1 st Seamus Mulcahy Blarney Photography Club

Overall

3 rd Mark Gorman Blarney Photography Club
2 nd Neily Curtin Mallow camera Club
1 st Seamus Mulcahy Blarney Photography Club