John Doheny Competition – Update

Thanks to everyone who joined in this inaugural competition. 100’s of entries have winged there way to Milborne Port, Sherborne on the Somerset/Dorset border where award winning landscape and travel photographer David Noton is drowning in amazing images! We will be publishing all the results when a video of all the work will be launched and will be available to view here Thursday night November 26th.

‘Lockdown Landscapes’ The SACC John Doheny Landscape Competition

We are delighted to announce that the celebrated photographer David Noton will be the Judge for the inaugural John Doheny Competition. With 32 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 & 1990. David has published 3 books. We look forward to welcoming David to review this exciting new competition. Registration is closed and for all who registered participation numbers have been sent out. Most of the images are in but for any remaining please make sure you have sent your form and images to sacccompetitions@gmail.com

Lockdown Landscapes & John Doheny Trophy

The SACC will run 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 is open to all members of SACC affiliated Clubs in good standing. The competition shall consist of two sections (Colour and Monochrome), under the theme of “Irish Lockdown Landscapes” and is for FIAP defined “Traditional Photographs”. The FIAP definitions defining “Traditional Photographs” and what constitutes a Monochrome Image are set out in appendix 1 of the rules and are deemed to be part of the rules for this competition. Entries will be confined to landscape images captured anywhere on the island of Ireland between 15th March 2020 and 30th September 2020.
There will be two grades within each section, Grade 1(Advanced) and Grade 2 (non-Advanced).

Entries
Each competitor shall enter a maximum of six (6) Digital images. Images may be in any section, i.e. Colour, and or Monochrome. Digital images for projection must be 3000 pixels on the longest side, jpeg quality 10. Images must be in JPG format and must not exceed 5mb in size. The Association reserves the right to resize these images to optimize them for display. There will be a single entry fee of €10 payable, through PayPal to the SACC at sacc.committee@gmail.com which must be made in sufficient time for entries to be submitted by e-mail prior to the closing date. All payments should specify that they refer to the “SACC Landscape Competition 2020”. Once entered, competitors will receive a competitor Number and a dedicated e-mail address to which to submit entries. No changes or exchanges will be allowed after submission.

You can download a pdf of all the rules here

You can download the entry form here

 

Good luck and happy shooting! SACC

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.

INTERCLUB 2020

 

 

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.