“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

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

SACC Qualifying Round of the IPF Photographer of the Year Competition 2018

The SACC Qualifying Round of the IPF Photographer of the Year Competition 2018

 will be held on Sunday, December 3rd in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co Tipperary. This competition is open to all individual members of SACC affiliated clubs and is the Southern Regional round of the IPF POTY Competition 2018. Check out the entry details and themes in the related post on  the IPF websites. 

Note: Closing date for entries:  Nov 30th 2017.   Please ensure that your print entries have the correct SACC label attached and filled out. Thank you. The label is available for download from the IPF website. The label download link may also be accessed from SACC POTY 2018 Label

Event Schedule:

9.00am-10.00am Hand in of print entries.
Prints for SACC POTY must have been pre-registered via online IPF system ( Closing date for entry Nov 30th). Prints that have not been pre-registered will not be accepted.
10.00 – close Judging starts after check-in and will continue with in the following sequence:

  • Colour Prints (open & themed)
  • Monochrome prints (open & themed)
  • Projected Images (open & themed).
  • Award Ceremony

( There will be a lunch break at approximately 1:00pm.)

Images that do not qualify for national finals can be collected AFTER awards ceremony.
Qualifying prints will be retained and forwarded to IPF for National Finals.


We wish all entrants the very Best of Luck! See you all in Horse & Jockey on the 3rd

SACC Photographer of the Year competition 2016/17 – Regional Round Report and Results

Each November one of the most anticipated and competitive events on the SACC calendar is the southern round of the IPF Photographer of the Year Competition. This year was no exception with members from clubs all over the region submitting images to the event. This year again saw an increase over the number of images for last years competition. As always a high standard made the judges decision a difficult one for the individual events and in selecting the overall winner for The SACC Photographer of the Year which is also the Regional Qualifying Round of the IPF Photographer of the Year Competition 2016 / 2017.

Congratulations goes to Paul Reidy from Blarney Photography Club who was the overall winner and recipient of the Seamus Scullane Memorial Trophy at this year’s competition. 

Eamon Wall

The SACC regional rounds and the IPF PotY competition are sponsored by Bermingham Cameras this year. As part of this sponsorship Bermingham’s provided a gift voucher for the overall winner.

Please note that we are unable to show you the winning images as these have gone forward to IPF Photographer of the Year (PotY) national final which will take place in February 2017.

The SACC PotY Competition was held at the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co.Tipperary on Sunday Nov 20th and had a large attendance.  

We wish all those who qualified from the SACC region the very best of luck in the IPF finals. In his closing remark, the SACC Chairman, Richard Dwyer, thanked all involved in helping out on the day and particularly the judges: Joe Doyle AIPF, AFIAP; Michelle La Grue, AIPF and Denis Whelehan AIPF, EFIAP, who did a great job staying focused while reviewing the hundreds of images. He also thank the members of the SACC Committee and all those who entered the competition and those who travelled to the event for their valued support.

Regional and national events such as this bring together SACC and IPF members who share our common interest in photography. Participation in these events is a demonstration of that shared interest, and also their willingness to support each other, and the associations that represent them, by showcasing their best images.

Individual report cards will be sent by the end of this week. Results are below.

Overall Winner
1stPaul ReidyBlarney Photography ClubTHE OLD MASTERPIECE27
Colour Print - Open - Advanced
1stPAUL REIDYBlarney Photography ClubTHE OLD MASTERPIECE27
2ndPAUL REIDYBlarney Photography ClubAUTUMN QUEEN27
3rdBill PowerCork Camera GroupEternal Lines27
HMPAUL REIDYBlarney Photography ClubNELLIE RED27
HMSeamus CostelloeKilkenny Photo SocietyUlron 127
Colour Print - Open - Intermediate
1stTony CoakleyMallow Camera ClubWhose Out There27
2ndChristopher BourkeMallow Camera ClubOrange Tip Butterfly on Charlock27
3rdSeamus MulcahyBlarney Photography ClubWho is looking at me25
HMThomas HealyBlackwater Photographic SocietyWinter Robin24
HMhenry o brienBlarney Photography Clubmilk way24
Monochrome Print - Open - Advanced
1stMorgan O'NeillCork Camera GroupBird watcher27
2ndBill PowerCork Camera GroupShadows of a Past27
3rdVladimir MorozovWexford Camera ClubDistant relations27
HMBill PowerCork Camera GroupThe Meaning of a Sigh27
HMPAUL REIDYBlarney Photography ClubFEATHERED BEAUTY27
Monochrome Print - Open - Intermediate
1sthenry o brienBlarney Photography Clubhigh rise25
2ndDonna ForanWexford Camera ClubBeginnings25
3rdhenry o brienBlarney Photography Clubnice gi25
HMVincent HigginsMallow Camera ClubMighty Roar.24
HMAndrew MaganKilkenny Photo SocietyThe Chief24
Projected Image - Open -Advanced
1stMorgan O'NeillCork Camera GroupFalling apple27
2ndKieran O MahonyBlackwater Photographic SocietyThe hunter27
3rdMorgan O'NeillCork Camera GroupThe Wait26
HMBill PowerCork Camera GroupDark Blue26
HMKieran O MahonyBlackwater Photographic SocietyWet feet26
Projected Image - Open - Intermediate
1stKristin GrayWexford Camera ClubFairy Pools of Skye26
2ndBREDA OMULLANEMallow Camera ClubAn Spideog26
3rdKieran RussellDeise Camera ClubBallydwane Stream26
HMSeamus MulcahyBlarney Photography ClubBird on a log26
HMBREDA OMULLANEMallow Camera ClubHitchhiking25
Colour Print - Theme - Advanced
1stBill PowerCork Camera GroupNot my Destiny27
HMPAUL REIDYBlarney Photography ClubREADING IN THE RAIN27
Colour Print - Theme - Intermediate
1stKevin BarrettBlarney Photography ClubLuna Rossa25
HMhenry o brienBlarney Photography Clubfire lady23
Monochrome Print - Theme - Advanced
1stSeamus CostelloeKilkenny Photo SocietyMan at Ofice27
HMJohn CuddihyKilkenny Photo SocietyStanleys Tailor27
Monochrome Print - Theme - Intermediate
1stSeamus MulcahyBlarney Photography ClubBird Man27
HMKristin GrayWexford Camera ClubGreat Unknown24
Projected Image - Theme - Advanced
1stBill PowerCork Camera GroupQuaint Dignity26
HMStephen ConwayWexford Camera ClubOur Man Jackie26
Projected Image - Theme - Intermediate
1sthenry o brienBlarney Photography Clubfrank26
HMSeamus MulcahyBlarney Photography ClubGirl with a wisp of haie24

SACC Photographer of the Year 2016 / 17 – Event Schedule

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The SACC Qualifying Round of the IPF Photographer of the Year Competition 2016/17  in association with Bermingham Cameras will be held on Sunday, November 20th in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co Tipperary. This competition is open to all individual members of SACC affiliated clubs and is the Southern Regional round of the IPF PotY Competition 2016/17. Check out the entry details and themes in the related post on the SACC or the IPF websites. 
Note: Closing date for entries: Tuesday, Nov 15th 2016.   Please ensure that your print entries have the correct SACC label attached and filled out. Thanks you. The label is available for download from the IPF website. The label download link may also be accessed from here.

Event Schedule:

9.00am-10.00am Hand in of print entries.
Prints for SACC PotY must have been pre-registered via online IPF system. Prints that have not been pre-registered will not be accepted.
10.45am – close Judging starts at 10.45am and will continue in the following sequence:

  • Colour Prints (open & themed)
  • Monochrome prints (open & themed)
  • Projected Images (open & themed).
  • Award Ceremony

( There will be a lunch break at approximately 1:00pm.)

Images that do not qualify for national finals can be collected AFTER awards ceremony.
Qualifying prints will be retained and forwarded to IPF for National Finals.


We wish all entrants the very Best of Luck! See you all in Horse & Jockey on the 20th.

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SACC Photographer of the Year Competition 2016 – Open for Entries

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The SACC Committee is delighted to announce that the 2016 SACC Photographer of the Year Competition will be held on Sunday, November 20th in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co Tipperary. This competition is open to all individual members of SACC affiliated clubs and is the Southern Regional round of the IPF PotY Competition 2016/17
The best overall image in the SACC region is awarded the Seamus Scullane Memorial Trophy. There are 6 categories available to enter; 3 open and 3 themed.
(The national finals of the IPF PotY will take place in February).

The competition is now open for online entries via the IPF Website. Please note that this year the entries for all the regional PotY rounds are being centralised through the IPF Website.
Full details of the competition, including entry fees and the link to enter and upload your images, are available on the IPF Website:
http://irishphoto.ie/ipf-photographer-of-the-year-competition-20162017-open-for-entries/

There are two sections, Open and Themed:

Open sections:

  • Colour Print
  • Monochrome Print
  • Projected Image

Themed sections:

  • Colour Print – Creative / Experimental Photography
  • Monochrome Print – Environmental Portraiture
  • Projected Image – The Human Face and Body

The closing date for entries is Tuesday, Nov 15th 2016.

Our judges this year are:

  • Joe Doyle AIPF, AFIAP
  • Michelle La Grue, AIPF
  • Denis Whelehan AIPF, EFIAP (Dundalk CC)

This year we’re delighted to have Bermingham Cameras as our sponsor for the competition.

About our Sponsors

Bermingham Cameras is an Irish company set up in 1968 by Paddy Bermingham, the original owner. Now the store is owned by Brian Whelan, who has worked in the store since 1968, and is a family run business. They have a huge range of photographic equipment stock in both new and used equipment, and have been awarded the statuses of:

  • Nikon Professional Dealer
  • Canon Imaging Partner
  • Fugi X-Series Specialist
  • Panasonic Lumix Imaging Specialist
  • Sony Imaging Specialist

They pride themselves on their technical knowledge and after sales service and they welcome photographers of all levels. They run regular training events and talks for their customers and also exhibit at various trade shows throughout the year. They support camera clubs and the IPF in various ways including sponsorship and camera club events.

If you are not based close to them, their website carries the full inventory of their stock and they also have a very active social media presence with the latest news from their store.

Bermingham Cameras – Ireland’s No 1 for your photographic needs!
Tel: 00-353-6772205; Fax: 00-353-67199166
berminghamcameras.ie
facebook.com/bermingham cameras
twitter.com/berminghamcameras

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