SACC Interclub 2015 – Schedule

 

overall trophyWe look forward to another exciting competition this coming Sunday as we wait to see the panels competing for the title of SACC Interclub Champions 2015.  The competition will be held at Loreto Secondary School, Granges Road, Kilkenny.

Can Cork Camera Group retain the title and make is three in a row?  Will long-standing title holders Mallow Camera Club reclaim the title once again?  Do the host club Kilkenny Photographic Society have the winning panels this year having being so close in previous years?  Will the trophy be moving to the South East with Wexford Camera Club & Waterford Camera Club in the mix? Or will it be one of the newer clubs?!

The trophy pictured on the right was donated by Enniscorthy Camera Club and is the trophy that the overall winning club receives. We have several new trophies this year as some of the older trophies had filled up, and we’ll be introducing these on the day too.

There are also trophies and certificates on offer at club level for each section and also gold medals for best image in each section individually!

Please note that there is a general meeting of the SACC scheduled for 10.15am. Please attend and welcome the new committee in their introductions, hear the plans for the coming year and get involved with your suggestions.

For some helpful advise on preparing panels, please read this article!

We extend our thanks to the members of Kilkenny Photographic Society who are helping to host the event and to Limerick & District Photographic Society for the use of their panel boards.

The judges are listed below. Please note that no competing club or member is permitted to approach any judge with regard to any scores or decisions in relation to the competition.

  •  Ciara Drennan AIPF, Portlaoise Camera Club
  •  Paul Stanley FIPF EFIAP EsFIAP, Dublin Camera Club
  •  Gabriel O’Shaughnessy FIPF MFIAP FRPS EFIAP/b, Dundalk Photographic Society

Finally, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all clubs the very best of luck.

The schedule for the day is outlined below and while we will do our best to ensure we follow it as closely as possible, please bear in mind that some parts of the day are always unscripted!  Please note that prints may not be removed from panel boards until the conclusion of the competition.  Each club will receive a printed copy of its scores at the end of competition – please be sure to pick up the copy for your club.

TimeEvent
9am-10.00amHanging of Panels
10.15amGeneral Meeting. Following this, photographers are free to explore the delights of the beautiful city of Kilkenny
10.00am-1.00pmJudging (Private)
1pmHall open for public viewing
2pm-3.30pmJudges Comments followed by awards ceremony

 

New SACC Committee 2015

Hello to all member clubs of the SACC!

The new committee is as follows:

Chair: Richie Dwyer
Secretary: David Barrie
Treasurer: Liam Cahill
Committee: Niamh Whitty, Ned Mahon and Eamon Wall

Firstly, our sincere thanks to the outgoing committee led by chairperson Bill Power, John Doheny, Niamh Whitty, John Hogan and Neily Curtin. They ran the SACC very effectively for more than two years and deserve the appreciation and thanks of all clubs and club members. We are delighted to have Niamh staying on the new committee. All members of the committee with the exception of Niamh are from Kilkenny Photographic Society.

Our task as the incoming committee is to follow the well established format for competitions over the course of the year. The first one up is the annual Interclub Competition which as you know takes place in Kilkenny on the last Sunday in March 2015. We look forward to welcoming you all to Kilkenny on the 29th.

We also have the Creative Photography competition, the Print & Projected Image and the Nature competitions. We would appreciate if clubs would volunteer to host the Creative and Nature competitions now so that everything can be put in place well in advance of the due dates. It is important that these competitions take place throughout the SACC area and not just be concentrated in a particular region year after year.

The Print and Projected competition will again take place in the Horse and Jockey Hotel on November 22nd and hosted by the SACC so put that date in your diaries!

We are also investigating the possibility of arranging lecture tours to SACC clubs by well known photographers and we will need a club or clubs to host these visits. We’ll have more details on this in a few weeks.

Finally, we would welcome suggestions from member clubs as to what you want from the SACC. Remember, this is your association so everyone should play their part in making it a success.

Now that we are well into spring and with the best part of the year ahead of us may we wish you all a wonderful photographic year. Do make the most of it.

Richard Dwyer, SACC Chairman

SACC Interclub 2015 now open for registration

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The SACC Interclub Comeptition 2015 will be held on Sunday March 29th at Loreto Secondary School, Granges Road, Kilkenny.

Rules and entry fees are unchanged since last year and may be viewed on this link. In summary, panels are presented as colour print, monochrome print and projected image. A club may enter one, two or all three panels with ten images per panel. No photographer may be represented more then twice on any given panel.  Prints MUST fit on the panel boards.
Entry fee remains the same as last year.

One panel: €20
Two panels: €30
Three panels: €40

What do my club need to do to enter?

  • Step 1 – Register & Pay by March 19th

Due to the logistics involved in arranging access to and transporting the panel boards, we need all participating clubs to complete registration below by Thursday March 19th. So the first thing you need to do it to tell us you are entering (and which sections you are entering) and pay the entry fee either via Paypal or by sending a cheque to our treasurer Liam at his address below.


Please select the number of panels your club is entering:
Club Name (*required):



 

Payment can also be made by cheque to Liam Cahill, SACC Treasurer at the address below. Please include club name, club website, contact name, contact number and contact email address with all correspondence.

Liam Cahill,
SACC Treasurer,
1 The Meadows,
Callan,
Co. Kilkenny

  • Step 2 – Email completed entry form by March 27th

Entry forms (the details of the images being submitted – titles and authors) need to be with us by Friday March 27th. The entry form for 2015 can be downloaded via this link.  Please complete, save and mail a copy to interclub@sacc.ie by Friday March 27th 2015.  Please study the rules before submitting!

 

  • Step 3 – Prepare

• Pack double-sided sticky velcro

Lots of it! You’ll need double-sided sticky velcro to attach your prints to the panel boards.

• Watch out for mount size

Maximum mount size is 20 x 16 inches. The dimensions of the panel boards are 8 x 4 feet (96 x 48 inches). Please note that if you are using the maximum size mount, and all mounts on any row are landscape oriented, they are not going to fit on the panel boards. You need to either adjust the layout of your panel, or use slightly smaller mounts.

• Hang panels

We’ll be announcing schedule for the day shortly.

• What to bring on competition day?

• For Print Panels:

• Prints & velcro. Measuring tapes, levels, laser pointers etc optional!
• Printed thumbnail view of each overall print panel layout – A4 print ideal on any kind of paper
• Jpg of thumbnail view of each overall panel layout on disc or memory stick
• Jpegs of each image on each print panel (sized to 1024 pixels on longest edge) on disc or memory stick

• For Projected Panels:

• Jpg of thumbnail view of projected panel layout (x2, one with name of club included, the other without) on disc or memory stick
• Digital jpgs of each image on projected panel (sized to 2400 pixels on longest edge) on disc or memory stick, numbered 1-10

For any issues or queries, please use the contact form on our website and a member of the committee will be in touch.

Please note that only members of paid up clubs will have access to SACC competitions and only paid up clubs will be eligible to enter SACC Interclub Competition. Please refer to fees page to pay your 2015 club fees and provide contact details for your club.