SACC Creative Photography Competition 2015 – Schedule


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Thank you for your entries. The competition is now closed for entry with judging taking place on Saturday 31st October at the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow.

As part of the day, we are delighted to host a lecture by one of our judges, Ray Spence at 11am. Full details and schedule below. There is a €5 entry fee to the talk as a cover charge. Full details of this not to be missed talk are available over here.



10am-11amHandover of Prints
11am-1pmGuest Speaker: Ray Spence
1pm-2pmLunch Break
2pmJudging of Images
5pm (approx)Awards


Ray Spence Lecture Tour – Update

Siren 1 A3We are delighted to announce that Ray Spence FRPS will be conducting a lecture tour in the SACC region this autumn.  There will be a €5 cover charge for each talk.

Ray will be speaking across a range of genres including documentary, music and portraiture with a focus on how he develops personal projects and uses them to guide himself and grow as a photographer. We are very excited to have a photographer of Ray’s reputation visiting us and we encourage our members to attend one of the talks.

The first talk in Carlow will be in conjunction with the judging of the SACC Creative Photography Competition 2015 – with Ray judging alongside Brid Coakley. Judging will be live and open to the public and we’d welcome you to stay and learn from the judging following the talk.

The talks will take place at the dates and venue below – see posters at the end of article for full details:

  • Saturday, October 31st at 11am in Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow
  • Monday, November 2nd at 8pm in Westgate Centre, Wexford
  • Tuesday, November 3rd at 7.30pm in 36 Patrick’s Quay, Cork Whitechurch Suite, Imperial Hotel, Cork

Please note venue change for Cork talk. It has moved to the Whitechurch Suite at the Imperial Hotel in Cork City.

Ray is a fine art photographer, author and lecturer.
He is the co author of five books on photographic technique and has exhibited extensively at many venues including The Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry,
La Manege in St Petersburgh, The Royal Albert Hall in London and the Royal Photographic Society in Bath.

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He has lectured for many academic and private institutions including Warwickshire College and Birmingham City University.
His work spans all photographic genre from digital to wet plate collodion.
In 2013 he was awarded the honour of the Fenton Medal from the Royal Photographic Society.









SACC Creative Photography Competition 2015 – Now Open


creative 2015The SACC Committee is delighted to announce that the 2015 SACC Creative Photography Competition will be held on Saturday 31st October at the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow.

The competition is open to members of all clubs affiliated to the IPF.

For those collecting Irish qualifiers for AFIAP applications, the top 35% of images in this competition qualify from this year onwards.

The rules of the competition, which was formally known as the SACC Creative Digital Competition, have been revised and updated and the competition will open for online entries at the start of October. Please refer to Rules for full details. The competition will be judged by Ray Spence FRPS and Brid Coakley AIPF ARPS.

There are two sections; prints and projected images, each catering for intermediate and advanced photographers. Entry fee is €8 for one section and €12 for two.  The definition to work to is:

“Creative Photography means different things to different people. To some, it means manipulation of images using image editing software and to others, it means breaking the rules/conventions using creative techniques in-camera such as slow shutter speeds, panning, creative compositions etc. Photographic content should predominate. For the purposes of this competition, anything goes.

The inclusion of stock images/clip art is not permitted. For example, if you wish to add a sunflower to your image, then you need to photograph a sunflower!”

To Enter: Enter Competition Here

System requirements are listed here.

Should you experience any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us via our ‘contact page‘.

Closing Date: Midnight, October 28th.