SACC Interclub 2018 Schedule of Events

SACC INTERCLUB 2018

Timtable of Events  – Sunday April 8th. Blarney, Co.Cork.

John Collins Photography

  • 09:00 – 10:30 Hanging Panels.
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Judging (Gallery closed to public)
  • 10.00 – 15.00 Equipment Display by Hahnel.
  • 11.00 – 12.45 John Collins  – Guest Presentation.
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break (Print Gallery open 13.30 for public viewing)
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Results, judges review and presentation of awards.
  • 15.00 – 16.00 SACC AGM

 

Directions for Venue Click Here

Special Thanks to Hahnel – Sponsor of the 2018 SACC Interclub Competition

SACC INTERCLUB 2018 – LAST CHANCE FOR ENTRY

We would love to see ALL clubs in the region taking part in the competition! REGISTER AND COMPLETE YOUR ENTRY BY MIDNIGHT SUNDAY APRIL 1ST 

Step 1 

a. Register

All participating clubs are required to complete their registration. To register your entry you need to download/complete the Registration Form here and return it to interclub@sacc.ie

b. Pay

All participating clubs can pay: 

(1) By Cheque

Cheques should be made payable to SACC and sent to our Treasurer Tadhg Hurley at his address below.

or

(2) By PayPal.

If you wish to pay by PayPal, you should send an email to Tadhg 

(Tadhg.Hurley48@gmail.com ) who will send you a link, which you can use to pay your club entry fee through your PayPal account.

Tadhg Hurley, Treasurer SACC, 48 Castleowen, Blarney, Co Cork.

Please include club name, club website, contact name, contact number and contact email address with all correspondence.

Step 2 – Email completed entry form by April 1st 

Entry forms (the details of the images being submitted – titles and authors) need to be with us by Sunday April 1st. The entry form for 2018 can be downloaded via this link. Please complete, save and email a copy to interclub@sacc.ie by Sunday April 1st 2018.

SACC Interclub 2018 – Now Open for Entries

The SACC Interclub Competition 2018 will be held on Sunday April 8th at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, 1 Old Blarney Road, Shean Lower, Blarney, Cork.

Rules are unchanged since last year and may be viewed on this link. There will be three distinct sections, colour print, monochrome print and projected image sections. Each club may enter a panel of ten images in each section.  A club may enter one, two or three sections. No photographer may be represented more than twice on any particular panel. 

We would love to see ALL clubs in the region taking part in the competition! 

Don’t forget that a major part of this event is the public exhibition, after judging has concluded, and representing your club on a panel is a very proud moment for every photographer.

The entry fee to this competition has remained unchanged from last year.  The fees are:

€30 for one panel
€40 for two panels
€50 for all three panels

Our judges for his years are:

  • Helen Hanafin  AIPF, EFIAP
  • Paul Stanley FIPF EFIAP EsFIAP
  • Judy Boyle FIPF FRPS EFIAP

What does my club need to do to enter?

Step 1 – Register & Pay by midnight March 28th (Wednesday)

a. Register

All participating clubs are required to complete their registration (see below) by Wednesday March 28th 2018. To register your entry you need to download/complete the Registration Form here and return it to interclub@sacc.ie

b. Pay

All participating clubs can pay: 

(1) By Cheque

Cheques should be made payable to SACC and sent to our Treasurer Tadhg Hurley at his address below.

or

(2) By PayPal.

If you wish to pay by PayPal, you should send an email to Tadhg 

(Tadhg.Hurley48@gmail.com ) who will send you a link, which you can use to pay your club entry fee through your PayPal account.

Tadhg Hurley, Treasurer SACC, 48 Castleowen, Blarney, Co Cork.

Please include club name, club website, contact name, contact number and contact email address with all correspondence.

Step 2 – Email completed entry form by April 1st 

Entry forms (the details of the images being submitted – titles and authors) need to be with us by Sunday April 1st. The entry form for 2018 can be downloaded via this link. Please complete, save and email a copy to interclub@sacc.ie by Sunday April 1st 2018.

Please study the rules before submitting!

Event Schedule

  • 09:00 – 10:30 Hanging Panels.
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Judging (Gallery closed to public)
  • 10.00 – 15.00 Equipment Display by Hahnel.
  • 11.00 – 12.45 John Collins  – Guest Presentation.
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break (Print Gallery open 13.30 for public viewing)
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Results, judges review and presentation of awards.
  • 15.00 – 16.00 SACC AGM

What to bring on competition day:

a. For Print Panels:

  • Prints!
  • 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.
  • Jpgs of each image on each print panel (sized to 1024 pixels on longest edge) on disc or memory stick

b. 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.

Registration Issues or Queries

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

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 2018 club fees and provide contact details for your club.

Rules For the SACC 2018 Interclub Competition

1.1 The SACC Interclub Competition is an interclub competition open to all clubs in good standing with the Southern Association of Camera Clubs.

2. Conditions of Entry

  1. 2.1  To compete, a club must submit a panel of ten monochrome prints and/or a panel of ten colour prints and/or a panel of ten digitally projected images. Clubs may also include two additional images per panel to act as substitutes in case of disqualified images.
  2. 2.2  The overall award will be presented to the club with the highest combined panel scores for all three panels. Clubs may also choose to enter only one or two panels but will not then be entitled to win the overall award.
  3. 2.3  All images shown on a panel must be the work of registered members of the competing club.
  4. 2.4  No person may represent more than one club in the SACC, in any one year.
  5. 2.5  A maximum of two images from an individual may appear on a panel, therefore the maximum number of images for one photographer over all three panels is six images.
  6. 2.6  All images used in the competition shall be the original work of the author. Where the SACC requests proof of authorship that proof shall be provided without delay.
  7. 2.7  Images used in previous SACC Interclub Competitions are not eligible.
  8. 2.8  Maximum mount size is 50cm x 40cm (20 x 16 inches). Where necessary the SACC committee shall decide which prints are ineligible.
  9. 2.9  Prints may not be mounted on block-board, chipboard or similar materials, or be presented in frames, with or without glass. Such prints will not be displayed
  10. 2.10  Digital images for projection must be 2,400 pixels on the longest side @ 300 DPI, jpeg quality 10.
  11. 2.11  Protests may be made where a club believes that any of the rules have been infringed by another club. The protest must be made to a member of the SACC committee. Penalties up to and including the disqualification of a club from the competition may be imposed.
  12. 2.12  Scoring in the competition shall be on the basis of the official score sheet approved by the SACC committee. Each judge will score independently. Results shall be based on the aggregate scores given by all judges to each competing panel.

2.14 The judges’ decision shall be final.

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3. Submission of Entries

  1. 3.1  Each club is responsible for displaying their own panels on the display boards provided by the SACC committee on the morning of the competition. Details about cutoff time will be published prior to event. Panels should not be sent to the committee prior to the event.
  2. 3.2  All entries require a completed entry form, together with the appropriate entry fee (payable to the SACC) to be received prior to closing date.
    • Projected Panels
      Images for projected panels should be resized to 2,400 pixels on longest edge, 300 DPI, jpg quality 10. The jpgs should be renamed 1.jpg through to 10.jpg respectively and match exactly the same numbers and sequence submitted on your entry form. A thumbnail view of all ten images on should also be provided.
    • Print Panels
      See rule 2.8 & 2.9 for print entry conditions. In addition, the following must be provided:
      A4printed thumbnail layout sheet for both colour and monochrome print panels. This panel layout also needs to be provided on disc.
      Finally, you also need to provide thumbnails of all images entered. 1,024 pixels on longest edge is sufficient.
  3. 3.3  Each print must carry the name of the author and club.
  4. 3.4  The images must be displayed in the order in which they are listed on the entry form.
  5. 3.5  Neither the SACC nor the host club shall be responsible for loss or damage to entries.
  6. 3.6  Prints may not be removed from display boards until after the conclusion of the awards ceremony.
  7. 3.7  Prints and discs/memory sticks must be collected at the conclusion of the competition. Clubs will have to pay a fee to have uncollected panels returned.
  8. 3.8  The SACC reserves the right to publish any image entered in the Interclub Competition, with due acknowledgement and without payment of a fee, for the purposes of promoting the event and the SACC. This includes, but is not limited to, use on the SACC website. The copyright of all such images remains with their respective authors

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• The Conduct of the SACC Interclub Competition

  1. 4.1  The Interclub Competition shall take place under the supervision of the SACCcommittee, who shall act as the Official Referee.
  2. 4.2  All SACC Interclub Competitions shall be adjudicated by judges appointed by the SACC committee. This will normally be three persons.
  3. 4.3  The judges’ decision is final and no discussion of that decision shall be entered into. It is not permissible to publicly dispute the judges’ decision or comment at any time during the competition, up to and including the awards ceremony. Breach of this rule by a member of a club may lead to disqualification of that club’s entry.
  4. 4.4  The results of the competition will be announced on the day of the competition. Presentation of awards will immediately follow the announcement.
  5. 4.5  Entry into the competition shall be deemed to be acceptance of the rules of the competition.
  6. 4.6  The SACC committee’s decision in all matters relating to the SACC Interclub Competition shall be final.
  7. 4.7  Where any person or club considers that a person or club is in breach of these rules, that person or club may lodge a formal complaint in writing with the SACC committee.
  8. 4.8  All entries must conform to the current specification as defined by FIAP in each category for Monochrome prints and Colour prints.
  9. 4.9  SACC is not responsible for any loss or damage to prints.

“Photographers” of the Year – SACC POTY & NPOTY 2017-18

SACC Chairman Mark Gorman presents Pakie O Donoghue with the SACC POTY Award.

SACC Chairman Mark Gorman presents Seamus Costello with the POTY and Seamus Scullane Award

Nature Photographer of the Year SACC
Saturday Jan 13th: To a delighted and packed Cabragh Wetlands Trust Building the winner of the 2017-2018 Nature Photographer of the year was announced. Pakie O Donoghue from the Blackwater Photographic Society picked up the award. Pakie was shocked at receiving the award but it was truly deserved. Pakie also picked up a Gold Medal for the Open Print Catagory. There was about 100 people in attendance and special thanks go to the Wetland Trust and to Thurles Camera Club for helping make it a fantastic event. Blarney Photography Club did the SACC proud running an excellent event and once again congratulations to all the winners and Pakie. Seamus Mulcahy, Eddie Kelly and Kevin Day won several awards.

 
Photographer of the Year
The previous Month on December 3rd in the Horse and Jocky Hotel The Photographer of the Year was played out with a terrific attendance and a huge entry 100’s of images were put through their paces by the judges and the final winner Seamus Costello took the POTY  Seamus Scallane trophy. Seamus had won 2 golds and a bronze on the day and was a worthy winner. Other notable winners in the Advanced Catagories were Bill Power and Morgan O’Niell both of whom won several Medals and Awards. 

All Results:

Nature Photographer of the Year

Pakie O’Donoghue, Blackwater Photographic Society

Colour Print Open ( Advanced )

Gold – Pakie O’Donoghue, Blackwater Photographic Society

Silver – Eddie Kelly, Blarney Photography Club

Bronze – Vincent Kelly – Cork Camera Group

HM – Seamus Mulcahy, Blarney Photography Club

HM –  Paul Tipps, Mallow Camera Club

HM – Danny Foley, Blarney Photography Club

HM – David Harris, Cork Camera Group

 

Print Themed ( Advanced )

Gold – Eddie Kelly, Blarney Photography Club

Silver – Mary Kinsella, Carrick Camera Club

HM – Eddie Kelly, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Seamus Mulcahy, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Paul Tips, Mallow Camera Club

 

Projected Open ( Advanced )

Gold – Kevin Day, East Cork Camera Group

Silver – Kevin Day, East Cork Camera Group

Bronze – Seamus Mulcahy, Blarney Photography Club

HM – John O ‘Neill, Waterford Camera Club

HM – John Tait, Cork Camera Group

 

Projected Themed ( Advanced )

Gold – John O’Neill, Waterford

Silver – Mark Heffernan, Fermoy camera Club

HM – Vincent Kelly, Cork Camera Group

HM – Seamus Mulcahy, Blarney Photography Club

 

Projected ” The Natural World” ( Advanced )

Gold – Kevin Day, East Cork Camera Group

Silver – David Harris, Cork Camera Group

Bronze – Seamus Mulcahy, Blarney Photography Club

 

Colour Print Open ( Non Advanced )

Gold  – Vincent Higgins, Mallow Photography Club

Silver – Vincent Higgins, Mallow Photography Club

 

Print Themed ( Non Advanced )

Gold – Patrick Power, Carrick Camera Club

Silver – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

 

Projected Open ( Non Advanced )

Gold – Sinead Hickey, Fermoy Camera Club

Silver – John Mullane, Blackwater Photographic Society

Bronze – Basil O’Sullivan, Fermoy Camera Club

HM – Paul Madigan, Blackwater Photographic Society

 

Projected Theme ( Non Advanced )

Gold – Sinead Hickey, Fermoy Camera Club

Silver – Neil O’Mullane, Mallow Photography Club

HM – David Lawlor, Carlow Camera Club

 

Projected “The Natural World” ( Non Advanced )

Gold – Sinead Hickey, Fermoy Camera Club

Silver – Sinead Hickey, Fermoy Camera Club

Bronze – Neil O’Mullane, Mallow Photography Club

 

Photographer of the year.

SACC Photographer of the Year 2017/2018 (Seamus Scullane Trophy)

Seamus Costello, Kilkenny Photographic Society

Colour Print Open (Advanced)

Gold – Morgan O‘Neill, Blarney Photography Club

Silver – Bill Power, Blarney Photography Club

Bronze – Morgan O‘Neill, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Janusz Trzesicki, Mallow Camera Club

Colour Print Themed (Advanced)

Gold – Seamus Costello, Kilkenny Photographic Society

Silver -Ann Frances, Cork Camera Group

HM – Bill Power, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Paul Reidy, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Morgan O’Neill, Blarney Photography Club

Mono Print Open (Advanced)

Gold – Morgan O’Neill, Blarney Photography Club

Silver – Derville Conroy, Kilkenny Photographic Society

Bronze – Seamus Costello, Kilkenny Photographic Society

HM – Paul Reidy, Blarney Photography Club

Mono Print Themed (Advanced)

Gold – Seamus Costello, Kilkenny Photographic Society

Silver – Bill Power, Blarney Photography Club

Projected Open (Advanced)

Gold – Bill Power, Blarney Photography Club

Silver – Bill Power, Blarney Photography Club

Bronze  – Vivien Buckley, Mallow Camera Club

HM – Morgan O’Neill, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Pat O’Donoghue, Blackwater Photographic Society

Projected Themed (Advanced ) 

Gold – Kirstin Gray, Wexford Camera Club

Silver – Bill Power, Blarney Photography Club

 

 Non Advanced
Colour Print Themed (Non Advanced) Gold – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

Silver – Donna Foran, Wexford Camera Club

 Colour Print Open (Non Advanced)

Gold – Val Walsh, Blackwater Photographic Society

Silver – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

Bronze – John Mullane, Blackwater Photography Society

Mono Print Open (Non Advanced)

Gold – Julia Trzesicka, Mallow Camera Club

Silver – Liam Walsh, Waterford Camera Club

Bronze – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Michael Strapec, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Michael Strapec, Blarney Photography Club

Mono Print Themed (Non Advanced)

Gold – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

Silver – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

Projected Open (Non Advanced)

Gold – Denis O’Reilly, Kilkenny

Silver – Vincent Higgins, Mallow

Bronze – Denis O’Reilly, Kilkenny Photographic Society

HM – Dieter Rowesetz, Kilkenny Photographic Society

HM – Denis O’Reilly, Kilkenny Photographic Society 

Projected Themed (Non Advanced)

Gold – Pat O’Meara, Mallow Camera Club

Silver – Eileen Cashman, Mallow Camera Club

Nature Photographer of the Year 2017-2018

SACC Chairman Mark Gorman presents Pakie O Donoghue with the SACC POTY Award.

To a delighted and packed Cabragh Wetlands Trust Building the winner of the 2017-2018 Nature Photographer of the year was announced. Pakie O Donoghue from the Blackwater Photographic Society picked up the award. Pakie was shocked at receiving the award but it was truly deserved. Pakie also picked up a Gold Medal for the Open Print Catagory. There was about 100 people in attendance and special thanks go to the Wetland Trust and to Thurles Camera Club for helping make it a fantastic event. Blarney Photography Club did the SACC proud running an excellent event and once again congratulations to all the winners and Pakie. All the results will be posted during the week.

Nature POTY 2018

 

All the entries are in and a great day awaits us at the NPOTY in the Cabragh Wetlands Centre, Co. Tipperary on Saturday. The Wetlands have no less than 15 different habitats including ponds, reed swamps, hedgerows, streams and wild flower meadows. You might even get a few shots for next yeras competition!!  Registration for prints will be at 9AM and closes at 10AM. We are delighted to have Des Clinton and Ita Martin bringing a wealth of experience to judging this great competition.  

The Cabragh Wetlands  are located on the R659 just 4km from Thurles and 5 km from the M8 Motorway off exit 6. Google Maps Link Here.

We are looking forward to a great day !

SACC POTY 2017/2018

Results from the regional qualifier for the SACC region held in Horse and Jockey Dec 3rd 2017.

Advanced

Colour Print Open (Advanced)

Gold – Morgan O‘Neill, Blarney Photography Club

Silver – Bill Power, Blarney Photography Club

Bronze – Morgan O‘Neill, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Janusz Trzesicki, Mallow Camera Club

Colour Print Themed (Advanced)

Gold – Seamus Costello, Kilkenny Photographic Society

Silver -Ann Frances, Cork Camera Group

HM – Bill Power, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Paul Reidy, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Morgan O’Neill, Blarney Photography Club

Mono Print Open (Advanced)

Gold – Morgan O’Neill, Blarney Photography Club

Silver – Derville Conroy, Kilkenny Photographic Society

Bronze – Seamus Costello, Kilkenny Photographic Society

HM – Paul Reidy, Blarney Photography Club

Mono Print Themed (Advanced)

Gold – Seamus Costello, Kilkenny Photographic Society

Silver – Bill Power, Blarney Photography Club

Projected Open (Advanced)

Gold – Bill Power, Blarney Photography Club

Silver – Bill Power, Blarney Photography Club

Bronze  – Vivien Buckley, Mallow Camera Club

HM – Morgan O’Neill, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Pat O’Donoghue, Blackwater Photographic Society

Projected Themed (Advanced ) 

Gold – Kirstin Gray, Wexford Camera Club

Silver – Bill Power, Blarney Photography Club

SACC Photographer of the Year 2017/2018 (Seamus Scullane Trophy)

Seamus Costello, Kilkenny Photographic Society

 
 
 Non Advanced
 

Colour Print Themed (Non Advanced) Gold – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

Silver – Donna Foran, Wexford Camera Club

 

Colour Print Open (Non Advanced)

Gold – Val Walsh, Blackwater Photographic Society

Silver – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

Bronze – John Mullane, Blackwater Photography Society

Mono Print Open (Non Advanced)

Gold – Julia Trzesicka, Mallow Camera Club

Silver – Liam Walsh, Waterford Camera Club

Bronze – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Michael Strapec, Blarney Photography Club

HM – Michael Strapec, Blarney Photography Club

Mono Print Themed (Non Advanced)

Gold – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

Silver – Henry O’Brien, Blarney Photography Club

Projected Open (Non Advanced)

Gold – Denis O’Reilly, Kilkenny

Silver – Vincent Higgins, Mallow

Bronze – Denis O’Reilly, Kilkenny Photographic Society

HM – Dieter Rowesetz, Kilkenny Photographic Society

HM – Denis O’Reilly, Kilkenny Photographic Society 

Projected Themed (Non Advanced)

Gold – Pat O’Meara, Mallow Camera Club

Silver – Eileen Cashman, Mallow Camera Club

IPF Nature Photographer of the Year 2017/2018 – Open for Entries

The SACC Regional Round of the IPF Nature is now open for entries  2017/18.

Entries must be completed online.

Entry Form

Click here to enter

This year, the finals weekend will be held on 17th of February in the Talbot Hotel in Carlow.

Do you want to win the title of IPF Nature Photographer of the Year 2018? 

Well, get your entries prepared, the online entry is open until midnight on Sunday the 7th of January. 

The format, sections, fees, and rules will remain the same as last year.

Nature Photographer of the Year Sections:

  • Print – Open
  • Print – Theme – Flora & Fungi
  • Projected Image – Open
  • Projected Image – Theme – Irish Wildbirds & Wildlife
  • Projected Image – Open – The Natural World

Entry fee structure listed below:

  • One Section: €15
  • Two Sections: €20
  • Three Sections: €25
  • Four or more Sections: €30

Closing Date:

Midnight on Sunday the 7th of January, 2018

Regional Competition

Saturday January 13th 2018

The Cabragh Wetlands Centre, Thurles, Co Tipperary.